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Malia Palace Archaeological Site

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Malia Palace Archaeological Site

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Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania
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Elafonisi Full-Day Tour from Chania

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After we pick you up in the morning from various locations around Chania, we will follow the green north coast just before Kastelli and finally reach the rock chapel of Agia Sophia through the village of Topolia. After a short visit to this incredibly interesting site, we will proceed to the main attraction of the tour! Elafonisi is located on the southwestern most point of Crete and being an oblong gives the impression of being a separate island as it seems to be divided into two parts by water. On the eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, you will find umbrellas, showers, lifeguards, snack bars and changing rooms. In Elafonisi, you will have plenty of time to explore the area and swim in the crystal clear waters!
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Iva S wrote a review Feb 2021
Prague, Czech Republic558 contributions32 helpful votes
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13. 9. 2020 very interesting for us, who are looking for these monuments. One of the famous archeological sites. It's a pity that not everything was accessible due to covid. I recommend. More travel video youtube PSIS-visit. Iva + Petr CZ Prague
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Deutschexpat13 wrote a review Oct 2020
Pulheim, Germany139 contributions24 helpful votes
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One needs to bring their imagination to this Minoan archeological site as near all treasures of Malia have been removed to a museum. So all that is left is the stone foundations of a rather broad area. This is the third- largest of the Minoan Palaces and covered an area of 7,500 sq.m. and according to tradition the third son of Zeus and Europa, Sarpedon, brother of the legendary king Minos, ruled here. The excavations at Malia were begun in 1915. The Palace, houses in the town and the cemetery at Chryssolakos have already been excavated. The finds are exhibited in the Museum of Heraklion, and some in the Museum of Agitos Nikolaos. So it would be best to visit the museums than more than one of the archeological sites. I personally would like more information on artifacts found at the archeological site rather than have near all fo them in a museum in Heraklion.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Florian254 wrote a review Oct 2020
Norddeutschland1316 contributions722 helpful votes
around 4 km east of Malia this ancient p(a)lace can be visited for a small entrance fee. It is far smaller than Knossos but offers a lot of the same features. It could need a better information to help interested people, very much text in some areas, one in others. Beware oc course the sound and not well suited if you are mobility impaired.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Fabian8019 wrote a review Oct 2020
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There is not a lot to see, just old stones. Knossos palace is much bettee. If you are around, it is not more than a „can do“
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Katrien S wrote a review Sep 2020
Ghent, Belgium1985 contributions451 helpful votes
No rebuilding here, as is the case in Knossos, so a bit harder to imagine how the ceremonial centre and city would have looked like. Due to covid, part of the ruins are out of bounds, which considering there was hardly anybody there when I visited seemed a bit excessively cautious. The advantages are the few people you have to share the site with, and it definitely feels less fake than Knossos. It would be good if there would be more information on the ground. The parts that you are allowed to visit, can be explored extensively.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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