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KnossosGuides

Knosos, Greece
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KnossosGuides, an expert team of professionals dedicated, updated that specialize on Minoan and Bronze Age Crete!
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Deborah C wrote a review May 2022
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Our guide was very pleasant and did a great tour spoken in English. Quite knowledgeable. We were assigned our guide at random when we arrived at the gate. 20 Euros each for 2 of us when join by another couple. (80 Euros for the tour.)
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from KnossosGuides1618, Owner at KnossosGuides
Responded May 22, 2022
Dear V6807..., The guides that you hired on the spot to guide you in Knossos, unfortunately, their main concern is to convince you to give them 20 € per person and then to run with you through to the palace. Returning to their post and find more visitors like you for 20 euro a person. As you may have already realized they are not a listed site or business or authorized or pay any tax to the Greek government, not enabling you to post a review about their services or quality of professionalism. You by accident have chosen to post on out wall-our business listing that is an official authorized legitimate agency that pays all taxes. We are not the ones that tricked you into booking on the spot a guide for 20 euro per person. Please do not hesitate to book online or through trip advisor a tour with our excellent professional authorized guides and visit Knossos with us! We would appreciate then your review concerning our services and quality of the visit with us! Thank you
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Sylvia P wrote a review Sep 2021
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Joanna, who was our tourguide for the day, did an amazing job. She provided us with very detailed information whilst explaining in a vivid and catching manner. She gave insight into the historical and cultural contexts, involving language and social development that went beyond Cretan history, therefore offering to see the bigger picture. You can tell Joanna has a profund knowledge and she was very open to answer questions and discuss different aspects.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from KnossosGuides1618, Owner at KnossosGuides
Responded Oct 5, 2021
Thank you !!
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Kevin wrote a review Jul 2021
Cheltenham, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our tour lasted 90 mins and we met our guide at the iron gates near the entrance - she spoke perfect English and provided each of our party (4 adults and 2 children) with a wireless receiver and a disposable earpiece so we could hear her clearly when she spoke. The tour was excellent, explaining the relationship between the Minoan builders of Knossos and the Greek mythology that emerged long after the site was abandoned. The guide was relaxed and comfortably answered all our questions. We took the first tour at 09:00 - but it was still very hot and a hat and sunscreen are essential - once the crowds start arriving queues quickly form in the sun Not really suitable for very young children, but a must-do to get some understanding of how both the Greeks and the 20th Century archeologist, Evans, miss-interpreted the role of the labyrinth…
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Response from KnossosGuides1618, Owner at KnossosGuides
Responded Jul 8, 2021
Thank you so much!
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Goran S wrote a review Sep 2020
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The period when this tour took place was what many news outlets are calling the "second wave" of the coronavirus. According to our driver who took us from Chania to Heraklion told us that Crete experienced 70% decline in tourism this season. My point, the group intended for 8 persons ended up being a 2 persons group (my girlfriend and me). That said, on to the tour itself. Before considering a tour I read a healthy amount of reviews about Knossos and found out that people who did not go for a tour ended up describing the whole area as "a bunch of rocks". That was enough for me to book a guide for this place otherwise you're not getting anywhere near to the information needed to get a glimpse into this ancient piece of history. So, we booked a tour and as luck would have it, it turned out great. Our guide, Calypso, was punctual, supplied us with the entry tickets and  gave us their audio system 'Whispers' so we could maintain a safe distance and still hear her. As she immediately pointed out her task was to rewire our thinking to that of a society living in that period and the limited mental models they had understanding the world and each other. Throughout the tour the history of Knossos was told through the prism of their own time which made a lot more sense trying to understand their train of thought. Looking through the lens of the contemporary times, as some early historians have, you will come to different conclusions of course. The duration of the tour was 1h30min which we thought was enough. Since it was only the three of us we could afford time to discuss a particular subject and ask subsequent questions. Definitely recommended! ======= TL;DR Book a tour guide when visiting Knossos. We had a great time with ours.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from KnossosGuides1618, Owner at KnossosGuides
Responded Sep 11, 2020
Thank you for your review.
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Geoffrey S wrote a review Oct 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania41 contributions29 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from KnossosGuides1618, Owner at KnossosGuides
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Thank you !!
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