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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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Large crowds of tourists busses arrived during our visit at 13.00 hrs the ticket office provide a map of the excavations and a guide is available for €10.00 per person it is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not enough to see for 15 euros entrance fee in comparison to other places. Rubīns and nothing much more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great Historical place, don´t miss it, be ready for a hot humid day, wear sun block and drink lots of water!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Knossos during a cruise stop at Crete (Heraklion). There was really nothing here that a non-archaeological buff like me would appreciate. I must shamefully admit that I enjoyed the souvenir hunting at the shops more than the ruins. There is a small shop run by a nice elderly gentleman across for the museum that sold only traditional products from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire site despite the extensive rebuilding, is quite amazing. It helps to have a good guide. We were lucky to be introduced to one of the best English guides, Stavroula +30 697 7855558. who expanded a one hour tour to almost three while she shared her extensive knowledge of Greek history and the site with us. See the site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the archaeological site of Knossos is located 5 kilometers southeast of Heraklion; we arrived there on the second day of our motorbyke tour ; there is a big free of charge parking lot nearby,so tourists are advised not to use the paid parking lots as there is plenty of parking space in the free parking; the entrance without guidance costs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large crowds of tourists busses arrived during our visit at 13.00 hrs the ticket office provide a map of the excavations and a guide is available for €10.00 per person it is a large site

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the site after the museum in Heraklion which apparently is the best way to do it. I would agree based on our own experience. We purchased the combined ticket at the museum which gives access to both and is a cheaper (and more convenient) way of doing it - also avoids queueing at the second site... We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit, cost 15 euros each, in some parts of site rebuilt to show what the buildings look like,do take some drinks and wear good shoes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing archaeological greek site to visit. In the heart of the town. Very well organised. It doesn t take too much time to go around. You can have private guides or recommended guides from the main office.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not everything is original on the site and some sections have been rebuilt or newly painted to simulate what it looked like

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