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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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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour
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Private Tour to Knossos and Archaeological Museum or Shopping from Heraklion
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Knossos Palace and Heraklio town Private Half Day Tour

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Great tour no guide needed

We visited Crete last year for our summer holidays are were really looking forward to visiting the palace..we weren't disappointed. OK so it is one man's vision of what it may... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently visited the Palace at Knossos and opted to take a private tour....my wife and I really enjoyed the tour because we took out time to learn about the place and people who lived there. The tour guide was very informed and helped us to appreciate what we were looking at and the history of the people who lived... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Crete last year for our summer holidays are were really looking forward to visiting the palace..we weren't disappointed. OK so it is one man's vision of what it may have looked like but it was extremely impressive. It was really warm even in September so we brought frozen water and caps ...all were used .a great and historical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really good day out, I'm not massively into history and I found it so interesting. Definitely recommend it, get there early so it is quiet and not hot and definitely get a private tour guide from the stand. The girl we had was great and new everything. From there got the bus into heraklion and wondered around. Brilliant day !!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Controversy over some of the reconstruction by Evans but the palace is a must. It's big, with lots to see. Would recommend using a guided tour if you have not researched it before given the size and number of buildings to see.

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Thank Finian K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent site! The second site after the Acropolis in Athens. An amazing place that combines architecture, archeology, mythology and history. A unique and amazingly beautiful !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was amazing to see these old structures, and get an idea of how they lived at that time! But please - dont go there when its a heatwave and in the middle of the day! Very little shade, and walking around trying to actually understand anything that wasnt water, was hard.. 😂 Im sure of that if we had come... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Knossos Palace is one great reason to visit Heraklion! The throne of king Minos, the rooms of the palace and the wall paintings are just amazing to see, and try to imagine how it once was... Don't miss the Archaeological museum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit bit get there as early as possible before it gets too hot and busy, bring water and a hat as there is hardly any shade! We didn't use a guide but there are excellent information boards around the site so although we didn't get the level of information we weren't wandering aimlessly not knowing what it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth having a look - whilst one of many on Crete this is probably the best. Fascinating excavation going back 9000 BC. We were perhaps spoilt in the past by visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum both of which put Knossos in the shade. Having said that its a pleasant interesting trip worth a visit. Loads of free car parking and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

OK, Crete is old. But I didn't know how old until I went to Knossos palace. The place is loaded with information and history. Please be aware of the queues forming at the ticket booths! It's better to plan your visit in the morning as it tends to be uncluttered. Buy a ticket for the museum also for a better... More 

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