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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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Evidence of the Minoan civilization

Knossos Palace is very important evidence of the Minoan civilization and maybe of lost country Atlantis. You can see a lot of interesting facts about potential design of buildings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Zilina, Slovakia
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my 3rd visit to Knossos. I never cease to be amazed. Yes, there is a lot of concrete and yes the frescos are fake, but there is also still a lot that is original. My biggest suggestion is that you go to the Archaeological Museum FIRST, it houses a lot of the treasures discovered at Knossos and will... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Palace is well worth visiting. It is seeped in history, you can see where the Queens bathroom was, and you see the spiral staircase, even tho you cant walk-down it as its being preserved for future generations, but you can imagine who walked down it. Also to stand on the first road that was built is an amazing experience.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Try going in the afternoon,because during the day most cruiseship visitors go.I found out too late.You need a tour guide to explain your way around.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a shame really, it looks like someone has turned up and poured concrete over all the best bits. It is hard to tell where the history ends and the artists impression begins. It is also extremely busy and very over priced. If you like concrete, corrugated plastic and steal all over your classic architecture then it's probably well worth... More 

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

the Knossos Palace, is the attraction of Heraklion and you should visit. get a ticket for 16 euros and that include the Heraklion Archaeological Museum which is 15 minutes drive away and in the centre of the city. I will advice you to go to palace first and the to the museum, as you will be in centre for lunch... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit this palace first in the morning and then follow up with a visit to the local national museum. Although went during high season because we attended early in the morning we were able to beat most of the rush. Although we did have to battle the 2 cruise ships that ported it was not to bad. Wait in line... More 

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Zilina, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Knossos Palace is very important evidence of the Minoan civilization and maybe of lost country Atlantis. You can see a lot of interesting facts about potential design of buildings in Knossos Palace. You can get there from bus station in Heraklion by bus. Journey takes about 15 min. For visit I recommend about 2 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easily reached by car from Heraklion. Buy the ticket that covers this and the Archaeological Museum at a lower cost than buying both separately. Immense history here and well worth the visit. Allow a full morning to see all that there is to see.

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Bern
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We just went because you don't go to Crete and not visit Knossos, so it's said! In hind sight I would have happily have given it a miss. We went without much historical knowledge of the palace but for 15€ per head, there are only a couple of buildings worth seeing and the rest is just ancient rocks, ruins and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place that tells you everything you need to know about The Palace of Knossos. There are a lot of dofferent excavation sites to be observed. Giant pithois were unforgettable.

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