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Knosos, Heraklion Prefecture, Greece

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Steven B
Hackensack, NJ57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
My wife and I have traveled all over the world and have been escorted by too many professional tour guides to count but our guide, Maria, in Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeology Museum was at the top of the list regarding her knowledge, her enthusiasm and her professionalism. She made the minoan civilization come alive for us and our time together left us with memories for a lifetime. Bravo Maria and thanks again for a spectacular day!
Written September 30, 2019
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Written October 2, 2019
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MwinnM
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Really, seeing the knossos ruins without a guide is quite a waste of time. They cost around 10 euro per person in small group and you can learn a lot about minoic culture from them.
Written July 5, 2019
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Written June 7, 2024
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IpswichDan
Ipswich, UK590 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Easy to book (through TripAdvisor) simple instructions and eticket. Met at the gates as promised by operator holding a sign. Names were on the list and tickets were ready. Small group of about 8 people and clearly knowelegable guide (Joanna). Good tour at a sensible pace. Recommend this over the big group tours - much more personal and interactive.
Written September 22, 2019
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Written September 23, 2019
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linperrie
Liverpool, uk142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Ours was fab! Very knowledgeable and getting us through queues to anything! Well worth the 10€ we each paid
Written June 23, 2019
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Dear linperrie Your review on our site concerns a third party - someone else! Allow us to inform you that we are a legitimate company providing tourist services in the area of ​​Knossos. If anyone wishes to participate in our small groups for an excellent guided tour with licensed professional tour guides, all that is needed is to book through TRIPADVISOR - VIATOR - BOKUN. Then you have taken part in a legitimate service (a Travel Agent service), paid with a credit card and receive a receipt valid proof, as it is the case all over the world. You have been most probably approached by Guides in Knossos, where they operate without any legal or tax documents at a very low price (if they do not issue receipts and therefore do not pay taxes) you paid cash without receiving a receipt of giving you the option to pay by credit card because they do not pay any taxes and is not legal ! I suggest that you trust Tripadvisor to make your voice public and to choose for exceptional and legitimate services from now on. With great pleasure next time choose the tour in Knossos with us to compare the quality and professionalism of our agency. Thank you
Written June 24, 2019
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Sandra A
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Ours was very interesting but she was very fast on her feet couldn’t keep up with her she was like a little mountain goat
Written June 22, 2019
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Dear sandraaS7279EZ Your review on our site concerns a third party - someone else! Allow us to inform you that we are a legitimate company providing tourist services in the area of ​​Knossos. If anyone wishes to participate in our small groups for an excellent guided tour with licensed professional tour guides, all that is needed is to book through TRIPADVISOR - VIATOR - BOKUN. Then you have taken part in a legitimate service (a Travel Agent service), paid with a credit card and receive a receipt valid proof, as it is the case all over the world. You have been most probably approached by Guides in Knossos, where they operate without any legal or tax documents at a very low price (if they do not issue receipts and therefore do not pay taxes) you paid cash without receiving a receipt of giving you the option to pay by credit card because they do not pay any taxes and is not legal ! I suggest that you trust Tripadvisor to make your voice public and to choose for exceptional and legitimate services from now on. With great pleasure next time choose the tour in Knossos with us to compare the quality and professionalism of our agency. Thank you
Written June 24, 2019
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doniertevely
Crete, Greece7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Ioanna Glypti and a new(ish) sort of touristic experience.

Tourism has for long flourished thanks to the considerable efforts of often large companies: Thomas Cook being one of the first ever to emerge back in the Victorian UK, and still with us. They provide a straightforward and economic opportunity; generally appealing to the mass market. Success, however, may carry its own problems. Often in Crete, the nigh-global firms shuttle the visitors around in large groups, to meet demand and keep costs sensibly low. This can prove exhausting to the guides (having to deal with 60 people at a time), and can prove disappointing to the customers (jockeying to find the best vantage point to hear and see, to catch the guide’s attention with a question). It definitely works, but the quality of the occasion can suffer.
The more entrepreneurial members of the tourist and guiding professions have also long since being offering a solution to this problem: the smaller and targeted tour. The harsh economic conditions of the last decade have caused a considerable growth in these sort of bespoke companies: often consisting of a core of but half a dozen persons.
One such is KnossosGuides. The concept was initially to offer much of the same coverage, but at a greater level of detail, and for fewer people at any one time. Gradually, this has begun to morph into a more modular concept. Here a person can, within reason, specify a number of interests of their own – or chose from a series offered to formulate a very personal, nigh unique tour. Shorter or longer periods can be proposed. The intention is to offer quality and an excursion(s) that should guarantee an interested and enthusiastic customer-base: such people in turn can make the guide’s job more rewarding too. Turning a stale daily repetition to an anonymous mass of faces into something that challenges and provokes a real sense of dialogue even.
At base, then, will be the rapport achieved between guide and visitors. I have worked with and known of IG now for some ten years: originally as a professional archaeologist in post in Greece, and latterly as a free-lance researcher myself (though in a different sphere utterly). In that time, I have come to understand and appreciate her approach. She has chosen to combine what might be called the Delivery of the Basic Facts of whatever and wherever, with an attempt to place the material and place within an appreciation of what is known of the social dimensions of the culture and time period concerned. To get to the people behind the objects. This is not an easy balancing act: it requires frequent and serious updating of facts and finds produced by the archaeologists, with an awareness of new thematic approaches and interests (like the role of feasting, the need to legitimize a take-over, the manner that trade is conducted, gender studies and so on and on). At heart, there is inevitably a subjective element involved: but then all this 'history’ was made by individual people with their personal biases.
There exists then at present a very active and – being new and expansive – stimulating situation in the world of guiding. More demanding for the guide, and more fulfilling for the visitor. More sophisticated and subtle for both. Ioanna Glypti is in an unusual and fortunate position whereby her own interests coincide with the fresh opportunities beckoning. One could do a lot worse than to give her and her colleagues a chance to show their paces!
Written January 2, 2019
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Dear doniertevely, thank you for the review! KnossosGuides is a group of highly skilled professional licensed guides that take the touring and guiding experience a step further. Each and every one of the guides in our team is exceptional and it brings great pleasure to us when we leave such a good impression concerning our tours and professional skills. Thank you.
Written January 19, 2019
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Geoffrey S
Philadelphia, PA49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
What an outstanding guide. Cheerful, articulate, very knowledgeable, funny, did a wonderful job of sorting out myth from fact. Cleverly avoided the crowds in her route and knew how to maximize the time and space. I arrived knowing a lot but learned so much more! i would use We Guide again!
Written October 22, 2019
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Written October 23, 2019
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marneh847
Berlin, Germany6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Our guide was very knowledgeable, able to answer any question that came up and could switch from english to french naturally. She really made the visit a unique experience for us. Recommended!
Written July 16, 2019
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Thank you !
Written July 26, 2019
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Katerina G
Madrid, Spain8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Thank you for your marvelous guided tour !! Highly recommended for everyone especially for kids!! See you again.
Written December 5, 2018
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Thank you so much !
Written December 10, 2018
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Carolina B
Palm Beach, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Akrivi was one of the best tour guides I have ever had the pleasure of touring with. She was engaging, smart, funny and conscientious about giving us her history tod bits in the shade. This company was also top notch. Our family of six will do this again in a heartbeat. A little advice: wear sneakers, bring water and book early morning. Enjoy .. the Minoans were incredible!
Written June 23, 2024
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Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Written June 25, 2024
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