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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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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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Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Knossos reflects one of the earliest Mediterranean cultures, dating from 2000 BC. The ruins are very impressive and cover a large area, but bear in mind that much of it has been restored to illustrate Sir Arthur Evans' concept of what it may have looked...More

Thank 278donski
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a guide who gave much information although a lot of it I feel is speculation as the ruins are so ancient there is not alot to view. All the artifacts found are in Iraklia museum. It is awe inspiring to learn about this...More

Thank Carolyn N
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can actually find out everything about Knossos via the Internet. However, one piece of advice: Avoid the morning tour bus rush. We arrived by car at 10am and found a 50+ mtr queue at the ticket office and the site already shoulder-to-shoulder crowded. The...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The level of information presented at the site is minimal unless you sign up for an expensive guided tour. Clearly well maintained, but without visiting the Archaeological museum in Heraklion, you're left a bit in the dark about the significance of the site and the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are many ancient sites to see in Greece and they can begin to look the same. This one stands out because of the beautiful murals. Make sure to get there early because it will get crowded very quickly, especially if a cruise ship is...More

Thank Magiccat99
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was an amazing visit! Very organised and very easy to follow the route to make sense of this vast monument. I highly recommend it. The problem for me was the ticket, it was on the expensive side!

Thank Fotis P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely visit. We went quite early in the day at the end of May which is early in the tourist season and were glad to be leaving by the time in was 12 and the queues were longer and the weather hot! I had...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a gourmet Greek restaurant. They use local ingredients to develop a delicious menu of Greek traditional fare. This is a little tricky to find as it is tucked away, but, well worth the find. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well if you want to see faked 1970s buildings this is the place to go. Oh be aware you will be hassled on the way in to take a guide, just ignore them. This could be a fantastic site but the whole place is very...More

Thank shamus67
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Knossos is a place I had heard great things about and have long wanted to visit. The site is very disappointing. Mostly ruins. We had read about the controversial Evans work, and had thought that perhaps they at least added an opportunity to get an...More

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Patricia Ann B
June 18, 2018|
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Response from DAFYDDHD | Reviewed this property |
Yes...at the bottom of the coach park...you will see it in on the right just before the shops.
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MDnCD
June 13, 2018|
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Response from ThomoLiverpool | Reviewed this property |
The two are not too far from each other and doable even after a 2 hour drive from your residence. It will be a good day out, early start late finish, but is a must on any tourist route.Prices as per other visitors.
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Jim B
March 13, 2018|
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Response from dalton1skiing | Reviewed this property |
There were guides at the entrance. Many spoke German and English, among other languages. Just ask them on arrival.
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