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These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous Minotaur, a half-man half-bull creature that devoured young virgins.
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Knosos, Crete 714 09, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

amazing place, from the things you need to do for sure when you visit Crete... do not miss, choose to visit very early in the morning the view is magic

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nanouyia
Reviewed 4 days ago

Early April is an excellent time to visit Knossos. It's not at all crowded, so it's easy to stop and look at the different areas of the palace. There are useful information boards dotted about the site. The only reason I gave four stars instead...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely day out, lots to see, area quite uneven to walk aroun, so probably not suited to mobilty impaired, and not to badly priced €16 also gave you entry to Heraklion museum

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A guide would be good to use at the site because you need the explanations of the culture to make the site come alive. We did not use a guide.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank NealNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable and lovely. she knew how to take us through and avoid the crowds. the excavated parts were impressive and later enhanced with a visit to the museum where the actual pottery, mosaics and statues are on display. The innovations by...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely astonishing place. Don't expect to spend less than 3 hours there. They are very honest about Arthur Evans's reconstructions and interpretations, but that takes nothing away from the impact of the sophistication of the layout and what went on there. Then tie it in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the ethnocentric interference of Evans, the impressive aspects of the Minoan civilization emerge from this impressive site. Worth a trip to understand what influenced the ancient Greeks who came along about 1800 years after the Minoans

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Vicomliz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Put this on your bucket list if you are coming to Crete in your next holiday! Easy to get to, easy to navigate through and very well documents the Historical period! If you live history, this is a must to go see!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank BobBeck65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic site, so technically advanced for the time, to be where so many famous people from the past were. We were told that it had the oldest road in Europe at 2500 BC. Possibly the oldest road but considering the descendants of Keret, from Phoenicia...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank philiprohman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there with my children on the low seasson of April. No big lines to wait, at all... It's a must seen on the island of Crete !!!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Tanya V
October 24, 2018|
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Response from GailDeacon | Reviewed this property |
€16
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TravlinNole
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Vacation789493 | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy. You also have city bus buses, express buses that go directly. You do not need a particular guide or tour guide. There are guides outside the palace, various nationalities to explain the history and the halls... More
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July 21, 2018|
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Response from iaink2001 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open on Sunday's 0800-2000.
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