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Knossos Archaeological Site

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Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 023 1940

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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I recommend booking a guide (available on-site). I "shared" a guide with 3 students and as luck has it- the guide was an incredibly well educated/informed archaeologist who walked... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 21, 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The place to see for all the stone lovers.....I couldn't come for first time in Greece without seeing this unique antic site....Wasn't dissapointed at all.Between looking here and there ans taking pictures, couldn't believe that fast 2 hours will be needed.If you need a guide for explanations, don't hesitated to ask at the entrance!!!!

Thank Xoulei-ollier S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a guide for this particular excursion who was quite knowledgeable about the history and the life of the Minoan people during that particular time in history. Very, very informative. The tour was followed by a tour of the Knossos Museum, which was absolutely beautiful! Don't miss this spectacular site. I would also recommend using a guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit the palace of Knossos and travel through time. A unique experience overall. Stunning view and enlightening. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Dimitrios T
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular, unique venue. I had the feeling that someone from Minoan era will come. Huge place, it requires a lot of walking. Well restored. There are guides but are very expensive (60 euro/hour) . You can buy a guide book before you go there..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent day trip organised through our holiday rep, so we had a tour guide. The grounds are very impressive and it made it easy to picture his life would have been. I expect it would have been less interesting without a tour guide to explain everything clearly so o would recommend a tour rather than going it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I recommend booking a guide (available on-site). I "shared" a guide with 3 students and as luck has it- the guide was an incredibly well educated/informed archaeologist who walked us around key points, answered our questions and threw in some humour as a bonus. Much better than 'going it alone' as I've done previously at this site. A trip to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

A good trip to find out more about the Minoan culture, quite a lot of the site is archeologically accurate but unfortunately, some parts are influenced by perceived ideas generated by the archaeologist's interpretation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Reasonable prices Advice: bring your own drink abd snacks ands kiosk can be pricey Knossos is quite big area, take your time to explore You need to take the bus from town centre opposite hotel capsis near the taxis and is about 15mins with no traffic. Bus ticket is 1.50euro Amazing place with a brilliant history Definitely recommend a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

This is the best place to visit if you are interested in history and you are in Crete. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This was June 2013. I got a guide and she was good. She talked as much as possible of the things around the site to avoid the line up for the throne room. It was teeming with people so a guide would be necessary to make it worthwhile. A lot of archeological sites are greatly improved with a good guide... More 

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