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Sfentoni Cave

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Sfentoni Cave

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Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket
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Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

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Nobody wants to waste vacation time waiting outside an attraction, especially in high temperatures. With this priority-access ticket to the Knossos archaeological site, you can breeze past ticket-purchase lines to explore what was the birthplace of Minoan civilization and according to myth, the seat of King Minos. Prebook your skip-the-line ticket, travel independently to the site, and roam the partially restored relics of Minos’ palace and courtyards independently.
$14.41 per adult
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dasreiseteam wrote a review Sep 2020
Bad Pyrmont, Germany1,277 contributions240 helpful votes
We arrived at the cave at 11.30 AM and were told the next guided tour would start at 12.15 PM. We bought our tickets at 5 Euro each and waited. As more people arrived we asked what the group size was going to be and the answer was 20. At 12.10 we decided not to take part because of the crowd. Even though everybody is required to wear a mask there is no way to go into a cave with a group of 20 people and keep the required distance of 2 meters! We doubt, that this would be approved by the authorities. We got our money back but left very disappointed.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Mari-Liis J wrote a review Oct 2019
Tartu, Estonia24 contributions3 helpful votes
We arrived exactly when tour started, so we didn't have to wait. The guide told us about the cave, how stalagtites and stalagtites form, some legendis and was great talker. We also got some nice pictures. Really recommend, but you probably need a car, it in a remote area.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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springs63 wrote a review Oct 2019
London150 contributions37 helpful votes
The caves are very impressive and the guided tour is informative and very good at explaining the way stalagmites and stalagtites are formed and the timescales involved. Without talking too much the guide was very good. Minor criticism is the multicolored lighting , no idea why.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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andydonna123 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom171 contributions61 helpful votes
We hired a car and drove all the way to sfendoni which is in the village of zonionia, when we arrived we saw lots of vultures circling in the mountains, we paid our €5 each fee and had to wait 40 minutes for the next tour which was ok because the views and ice cream we bought were magnificent. Our guide walked with us and 20 odd other people to the caves and explained the history of the caves to us which was interesting. The light colours in the caves were very good and we walked around on ramps which is good if anyone has mobility issues. The caves were well worth the money.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ian C wrote a review Sep 2019
Ripley, United Kingdom50 contributions46 helpful votes
My last show cave to do in Crete & the reality was better than the expectation. Made welcome by staff who know their stuff and put on the next guided tour. I'm a caver in the UK so was really looking forwards to this. Inclined good path to a gated entrance with double doors.. Guide knew what he was talking about and once inside the cave is described - geology and history. Access is by raised well constructed platforms, you are not allowed to touch the rocks or take Flash photos as they are trying to conserve the cave, its animals, insects as well as show it to people. Non flash photos are allowed. Tour takes about 20-25 mins inc regular stops and good descriptions by the guide of what you are seeing. Plenty of time for pics and at no point was I hurried on. The lighting in the cave is attractive and shows the cave well, with timing you can get subtle shots as the colors change. The doors are closed behind to conserve the atmosphere so no external temperature effects are felt by the cave. Chatted with the owner, priority is that the cave and it;s contents are conserved for the future, hence the no flash, sealed doors etc, limited number of trips per day. Great value at 5 euros, a conserved environment not just a show cave, a very refreshing approach, to quote the owner 'it's not about the money its about the caves survival' Value 5 out of 5 Facilities 5 out of 5 Friendliness 5 out of 5 Cave decor 5 out of 5 Parking- plenty 5 out of 5 Guide 5 out of 5 Top place and will be back
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Date of experience: September 2019
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