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Knossos Archaeological Site

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Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30 281 023 1940
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion

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Knossos Palace and Heraklio town Private Half Day Tour
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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

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If you know nothing about this place it would be easy to be disappointed, don't be. The fact that Arthur Evans decided to rebuild it with concrete 100 years ago in a style that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its one of the must be attraction in all the way historical places at the island , knossos palatium is amazing architect , very deep history , just must be

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you know nothing about this place it would be easy to be disappointed, don't be. The fact that Arthur Evans decided to rebuild it with concrete 100 years ago in a style that he saw fit adds to its charm. Who's to say he was wrong (other than a lot of academics)? You get a real flavour of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Knossos whilst visiting Heraklion during a cruise. We did not take a guided tour from the cruise ship company but made our own way to the site. There is a tour bus service that makes a circular tour of Heraklion city and environs, taking in Knossos as a destination and tour stop. The cost of this service, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a tour of this historical site, suggest going with a tour guide as you get much more insight into what life would have been like living here and the historical facts.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of a bus ride from our hotel but definitely worth it.The bus ride gives a great view of the city. Lots of structures still standing, some artwork showing what it was.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the ways of soaking up the local atmosphere is to take a bus ride, so we did. Once we had worked out how to operate the bus ticket machine (always a challenge) the bus ride from the centre of Heraklion was about twenty minutes. It seemed very good value at about €1.70 as opposed to €10 for a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can not miss it if you go to the Palace the colors are great and also the condition of the remains that are 4000 years old

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We arrived mid morning to find many tourists milling about taking photo's having tours ect, but also enough room for our group to make it's way around at a decent rate, didn't feel rushed or crowded once. As an attraction it's very interesting, there are many things to see and learn, of the palace's purpose and of course the attachment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We enjoyed touring Knossos. We suggest you go first to the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion before visiting Knossos. Buy a combined ticket for both - you will save 15 euros per person. The guides vary in quality - some are very good, others not. The public toilets have caretakers who expect to receive a tip in exchange for giving you... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We arrived early in the morning but already over run with people. There were over 30 coaches parked in the car park so should have sensed it was going to be busy. It was 15 euros each to get in which seems extortionate. Due to the amount of people you could not get around as groups blocked the walk ways... More 

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