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Address: Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 15
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These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous...

These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous Minotaur, a half-man half-bull creature that devoured young virgins.

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Beautiful site tht takes you back in time

Knossos is a beautiful place and although many things you see are not originals, you can find them in the museum in heraklion so i recommend the combined tour, and you have the... read more

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Of course many many tourists there, hudge parking space, you can rent a guide in few languages but if you not really interenst in history and architecture it becaming quiet boring walk between ruins. Its one of " must see" places but nothig special i think.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Knossos is a beautiful place and although many things you see are not originals, you can find them in the museum in heraklion so i recommend the combined tour, and you have the perspective of what the palace was. It s a hot magical place!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

How can one be negative about such a fabulous archeological site? Well, the sheer number of visitors ruined it. I had the privilege of visiting the site in 1986 when there were no crowds and there was still access to the grand staircase (now no more). Descending gave a true idea as to how ingenious these Minoans had been in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Details: We went on a lovely, mild day in late September. If you go in the heat of summer, must bring a hat as it will be hot. Wear non-slip comfortable shoes. Entrance cost is 16 euros for adults. (That was surprising as a fairly recent guidebook said it would be 6.). The cost includes entrance to the archeological museum,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like your ancient history this is a must see location whilst in Crete. Much of the original Minoan palace is visible but some has since been reconstructed by the archeologist Arthur Evans. The frescoes are stunning .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there in the hottest summer day but it not complicate our touring. So much interesting things to see. Good to have a water and some hat ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on a guided tour and I would recommend this - there are even guides as you go in offering their services for a small fee - well worth it for the knowledge

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went as a couple and did not hire a guide. Knossos covers a large area and is very interesting. I thought the price of 15 Euros per person was a bit steep. There is a cafe on site which was pricey too. You have the usual tourist shops/cafes opposite for gifts etc. I would recommend not going at the... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This palace complex, although we know little about its details at its time of glory, is a must. One can see art of a prehistoric era that is unsurpassable (it is unknown how the Minoans could produce color that do not fade with the passage of milleniums). The arcitecture allows us to imagine a multistorey building complex, with mysterious rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're visiting Crete, a trip to Knossos is a must see. It's the remains of the Minoan palace and of the legendary King Minos. It is quite a vast site which exposes much of the palace and its scale and sophistication. Much of it was built around 3500 years ago when Minoan civilisation dominated the eastern Mediterranean (prior to... More 

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