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Knossos Archaeological Site

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Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 2810-23-19-40
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion

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Ancient Knosos and \sir Arthur Evans

Admission to this site is 15 euros per adult, (children cheaper). It is a great and important archaeological site and, if on the lovely island of Crete, should not be missed. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Admission to this site is 15 euros per adult, (children cheaper). It is a great and important archaeological site and, if on the lovely island of Crete, should not be missed. I mention Sir Arthur as he began excavation of this site and has added a few of his own ideas to it! Being typical Brits we ended up visiting... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit the archaeological museum first and buy your Knossos ticket there. This will let you bypass the long ticket line on site and walk right in. You will also know what you're looking at and why. It's a good site, but folks, the real stuff is in the museum, not on site, so don't bother to take pictures of the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm a huge fan of the stories of Theseus, Ariadne and the Minotaur. To stand on the stones where one of my ancient heroes stood, to envision his escape and return to Greece was just amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fascinating, sprawling archaeological site, some reconstruction affords a sense of what might have been. Well signed in English, we were nonetheless glad we had a guide book to take us through the site. In the Fall it was hot (very hot!), with many stairs – bring a hat and water and go early

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ruins and ancient art at Knossos are stunning. We visited on what was probably the hottest day in August, and still it was well worth it. The only issue was that the Throne Room had protective glass around it, which, on that hot, extremely bright day, made viewing what was in the room next-to-impossible. The gift shop was pleasant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Humble little cottage it ain't! Knossos is a full-blown city-palace. Knossos is at least 4,000 years old and was the centre of the Minoan civilization that stretched all the way to mainland Greece. It is a place of legend. King Minos' wife Pasiphae had Daedalus fashion an artificial cow that she could enter in order to have congress with a... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an amazing site and the scale of the site is breathtaking. the site is worth a visit and it is worth buying the combined ticket to the museum in Heraklion to see many of the artifacts recovered here. It is probably not ideal for very young children as they may get bored easily but for the curious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A well presented archaeological site, with some buildings reconstructed. Well signed in English. Better with a guide. Allow at least an hour. Many many stairs. One of the great places in all the world to see how our forebearers lived.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is an introduction to another ancient civilization - the Minoan, mostly buried in the haze of history. There are various frescos around the ruins. At least one of a bull partially hidden behind three brightly painted columns, seem to be modern interpretations of what might have been. I found that a bit disconcerting. At least our experience with... More 

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Lido di Venezia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must in history of architecture and in the mythology, although the site itself is not exceptional from the interpretation point of view. 2 hours visit are enough.

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