Knossos Archaeological Site

Knossos Archaeological Site, Heraklion

Knossos Archaeological Site

Knossos Archaeological Site
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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dimitris k
Sissi, Greece3,405 contributions
Nov 2021
Once again our visit to Knossos brought a wave of pride in our hearts.
It is a world heritage place that brings awe to all visitors.
Written December 1, 2021
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Doug6307
3 contributions
Oct 2021
I have visited this site before, and was happy to return again. Made me wonder if Frank Lloyd Wright didn't get his inspiration from here.
Written November 8, 2021
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aerete
Minneapolis, MN423 contributions
Dec 2020
Knossos is one of Europe's oldest cities. As a history buff, it was fascinating to be able to walk through an area that has been inhabited since 6,000 B.C. The exhibits were excellent and the tour guide was great.
Written October 29, 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Sep 2021
We screwed up! Our plan was to go to the site in the morning before the heat and the crowds, then visit the air conditioned museum in the afternoon. But we listened to some bad advice and did it the other way around. Arriving at the site around 3:00 put us right in the middle of a crowds of people from the tour busses.

Definitely buy the combined ticket at whichever site you visit first so you can skip the ticket line at the second one.
Written October 28, 2021
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bcs488
Grand Rapids, MI229 contributions
Oct 2021
I toured this place with a group and I was very excited to visit after having seen this on various historical documentaries about the Minoans. I do have to say that I noticed there was a lot of guesswork as to what certain areas were supposedly for. It is a rather confusing jumble of a structure, or, series of structures. That much guesswork is involved, and conclusions change with time, is one of my problems with archaeologists, or, anthropologists in general. These 'professionals' often are pressured, or feel pressured, to come to some conclusions about a site (it can be some charcoal and pot fragments) and then write papers about their conclusions and more papers about why their opinions change. Still, I enjoyed my visit, and would recommend to any visitor to Crete take a look.
Written October 23, 2021
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Browneye007
Leeds, UK29 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Overrated building site and the most expensive €15 spent to get in for viewing concrete, obscure paintings and chairs.
Written October 18, 2021
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Braunie
Berlin, Germany25 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We booked online tickets within the time slot 4pm-6:30pm, so we thought you can get in the sight until 6:30pm. We arrived around 5.15pm and booked one of the private guides (80€) in front of the entrance. Shortly afterwards we were told that the sight is closing at 6pm and some women were following us and our guide with withles to throw us out. We told them that we booked tickets at least till 6:30. But we only got unfriendly answers as they said that the hours on the official website of the culture ministry are not correct. At the door of Knossos it says that it is open until 8pm. Our friendly guide told us that they have a lot of troubles with these people closing the sight so early. She continued the “tour” on a bench outside the sight telling us interesting facts about Knossos. Lots of people came afterwards trying to get in, but doors were closed.
Written October 10, 2021
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J987W
New York City, NY28 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
If you want to see how a “colonialist” completely destroyed and sacked a priceless archeological site, then this place is for you.
Written October 4, 2021
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CJ4UNME
Escalon, CA223 contributions
Sep 2021
Definitely worth while visit. Would definitely see this site in the morning though and then visit the museum downtown Heraklion in the afternoon. Disappointed in the fact that audio tours were not offered to us the day of our visit.
Written September 29, 2021
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ACDC
30 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Why they let some english bloke makeup a city from scratch I don’t know. It would have been a much better experience if there weren’t concrete laid constructions and guess work done 150 years ago by a guy from Oxford. It would be good to have some genuine reconstruction drawings done by a genuine architect and historian rather than relying on a historian from 150 years ago from Oxford.
There is not a maze or anything around discussing this and most of the plaques are guess work with little genuine information.
The cafe here also is well priced apart from the pomegranate juice which they say is freshly squeezed but I am 99% certain it’s watered down or mixed with something as it is cloudy which is unnatural for natural pomegranate juice. I queried this with staff and they took it from the bill so I think I might be correct. The juice is not made to order but made four times a day and kept in the freezer.
You should go but be aware it’s hard to use your imagination for the authenticity of this place has random made up structures around.
Written September 27, 2021
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