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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 1 week ago

we visit this palace in October.For us was very bad trip to this palace...no information, You can't understand were is new ..where was old part of palace.If next time we never go again.

Thank LiutasLions
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think you need a guide, studied or have a great imagination to truly enjoy this experience. For some they will just see old rocks & foundations, for others they will be thrilled to step on the stones of ancient history.

Thank steve g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Use your imagination as you walk through these ruins so you get an impression of how this place once appeared. It would have been spectacular! However, it would be best to visit the Archaeological Museum in Iraklio either before or after The Palace of Knossos...More

1  Thank Alan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attempt to redo the ruins with poor contemporary additions ruin the experience. The location is a short drive from the Archaeological Museum in Iraklio south. Before we’d walked to the entrance, a guide was suggesting we pay her 100 euros for her 90 minute tour....More

Thank jmdevries
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in Heraklion for a one day visit before heading off to Santorini we spent the day visiting the Palace followed by the museum. Combined, the two visits complemented each other well. We hired a private tour guide at the entrance for a reasonable price...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excursion here whilst on a one day stop in Crete on a P&O cruise. Agree with some of the other contributors that some of the renovation is not of the best but even so the site is of major historic and mythical...More

Thank teignwolf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the largest Bronze Age site in Crete and according to many a "must see" place, In my opinion, Sir Arthur Evans by his actions almost ruined the ruins! To rebuild part of the site in concrete and create gaudy frescos diminishes the site....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very special and historical place .Its a must for someone who visit Kerr’s.We visited King Minoas palace with my family and it was fantastic

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite archaeological sites we visited. Everything was very well organized and they had plenty of staff on hand to answer questions and to make sure everyone acted appropriately. The city was much bigger than we had anticipated. It was amazing...More

1  Thank Bestadidas_Traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, let's start with all of the negatives first. The "restoration" done is atrocious, there's way too much concrete/non-authentic building materials, and the lack of true knowledge about how the site was used/what rooms are what is completely staggering. If you're a true archaeologist, this...More

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October 24, 2018|
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Response from GailDeacon | Reviewed this property |
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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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Response from iaink2001 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open on Sunday's 0800-2000.
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