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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were 4 adults with 3 kids; 1 3 yo, 1 2 yo and a 8m old baby in a stroller. We managed to get a guide for €50 which i find expensive still. The ruins is alright, nothing fascinating. If you have been to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JmieLSJ
Reviewed yesterday

Don’t believe the guidebooks. The crowds (in May, at least) were manageable, the lines minimal, the site well-organised with excellent informational signs, such that a guide is not really necessary. Much nicer to wander, to revisit corners we especially liked, to take our time...

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lawrence W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everyone I know who has visited Crete said we should visit the palace as it is stunning. Yes... well... It was stunning for all the wrong reasons. Sir Arthur Evans was a vandal! I was disappointed and so would not recommend Knossos as a must...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Siouxsie54
Reviewed 3 days ago

Quite an amazing site, considering the age of the civilisation. Beautiful frescos. Well organised walking route and not too crowded. The Minoan civilisation was exceptuional and the Cretan government is to be congratulated for preserving its archaeology so well. The mythology surrounding the labyrinth is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Philip H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent place,was so surprised st how big it was.took the hop on hop off bus which was 30 euros each but valid for 2 days and visited on national musuem day so it was free to get in . Well worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is miraculous that we have uncovered these ruins, giving us an insight on people that lived thousands of years ago. Whether visiting with a guide, who provides detailed and interesting information, or on your own, this is a place that requires reflection and contemplation....More

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

We had a good tour as part of a TUI tour. The tour guide brought things to life with history told through whispers and an iPad for 3D. It was a little chaotic though as very busy and people everywhere. It’s very good given how...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank chrissI6403OJ
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perhaps one of the most important archeological sites in all of Greece. The ruins of this ancient palace complex represent the height of the Pre-Greek Minoan civilization (circa 1700 BCE). Recommend going first to the Archeological Museum in Heraklion, where many of the relics from...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tomsQ7159SX
Reviewed 5 days ago

The site contains the partially restored ruins of a Royal Palace complex from the Minoan era. Some of the magnicent frescoes are still visible and some of the rooms like the throne room have been fully restored. However, most of the site is still in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Guided private tour (60€ for our family of 4). Very interesting, a lot of anecdotes, history, comparison with Greek mythology. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Sc0tspine
May 8, 2019|
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Response from NH50 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay Not in heat of day and have a back story for them: reconstruction of 3500 years ago, King Midas and Minotaur There were a few youngsters there. Lots of steps not buggy friendly
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MARGOTW885
April 8, 2019|
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Response from Lars F | Reviewed this property |
It's open daily from 8am to 8pm during summer time.
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Alicia V
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Rob S | Reviewed this property |
look on the web site. i think like others have said it is 8am
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