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Address: Malia, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2897 031597
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The site of an ancient Minoan civilization, these majestic ruins are...

The site of an ancient Minoan civilization, these majestic ruins are surrounded by the beautiful Greek countryside.

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Historical site visit

Do not miss Knossos Palace ,Malia Palace if you like History! Crete is a beautiful island with many different landscapes. We was very surprised by the temperatures at that time of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hucknall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is interesting if you like old things. Just it's not a good place to go when it's too hot.

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Thank Malwina W
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beware if visiting this place it shuts at 3pm!!! The only sign of this is provided by the owner of Eva's Restaurant a mile and a half away. When we arrived at 2:50pm the staff were already sitting down to lunch and jeered at us for being late. Well if Greece is serious about sorting out its economy it can... More 

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Hucknall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss Knossos Palace ,Malia Palace if you like History! Crete is a beautiful island with many different landscapes. We was very surprised by the temperatures at that time of year. (28.5 ). Sunny most days.

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Thank Patrick H
Taunton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have said this is an extensive pile of rocks, which could, if the purpose plan and layout were put into context an explained, possibly have been very interesting. As it was, there was no guidebook (the shop was shut and empty- we visited at the start of November), and the few sign simply said things like 'altar' or... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here before 14 years ago and was amazed at how much more ruins that have been uncovered, cost just 6 euros to get in..would recommend coming here if you enjoy looking at very old ruins....My family and I had a most enjoyable afternoon here and the facilites were very clean and well kept (toilets) and we stopped and sat... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I prefer this Palace , it's more quite and authentic in Malia, this palace was constructed at the same time as Knossos and Phaestos; There is a nice round plate in stone with a diametre of 1,20 m ; It was perhaps a stone for religious celebrations; Not faraway from the central palace was the chrysolakkos what means a gold... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is not as big as Knossos, but Looks a lot more original. There are no artificila paintings, the ruins are well restored and kept as the are. A roof protects the ruins and Keep the sun out for the tourists at the same time. Small but very friendly coffee shop.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and I visited Malia in August. My daughter (age 4) liked this one the best of the 3 palaces we visited on Crete; she found it the easiest to wander around. It's hard to imagine exactly what the palace would have looked like when standing in the middle of the site so a little bit of reading... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The preservation efforts are clear with huge arch roofs over the sites. Not sure which things have been "restored". Signage is somewhat poor but the place is large enough to hold your interest for an hour. I recommend trying to learn about it before you go. I consider the entry fee of 6euro per person as my contribution to the... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Malia is a great place to come to escape the crowds at other sites. The general layout is easy to understand, although there are no grand royal apartments here. Don't miss the town area of a peep into the lives of ordinary Minoans. I had an enjoyable visit, and would encourage everyone to see the palace for themselves.

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