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Address: By Malia, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
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Phone Number: 302897031597
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Worth going to. 6 euro entry and a very large area to explore. It was interesting despite lack of information and we were glad we made the effort to walk there from Malia... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sally B
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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

ruins are spread out over a big space and there's lots of them but there's no information in the slightest so you don't know what you're looking at. In and out in 20 minutes

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were living in the hotel next to these ruins. Honestly speaking, my expectations were not fulfilled. Surely it was a beautiful palace, luxirous and etc., but now it is a huge area full of stones, some kind of stone walls and broken huge vases. It did not impress me as much as with my great imagination. Maybe this place... More 

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Thank Алёна Р
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This still be excavated site is pure bliss if you've had the misfortune of visiting the Knossos palace. It was very empty when we arrived in the morning and has two huge covered sites that they are presently exposing. There is a gallery with photos of the work that has been ongoing for many years along with models of how... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is very little to see here the ruin walls are no more than a meter high and nothing special to see

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Thank silverjet9
Bodmin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth going to. 6 euro entry and a very large area to explore. It was interesting despite lack of information and we were glad we made the effort to walk there from Malia. There was a nice little cafe serving drinks and snacks - good fresh orange juice, of course. We walked from there to nearby Kalyva Taverna for an... More 

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Thank Sally B
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An atmospheric site with extensive Minoan remains. However, the information on-site is limited to say the least and there are no available audio guides to help you make sense of things. The absence of crowds means that there is time and space to take it all in and let one's imagination roam free. It would be well worth reading up... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Gliwice, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's good to see how big the ancient palaces were. There're few rooms with small models of palaces. Worth to visit.

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Thank jaskolka89
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit. This huge archeological site is well prepared for sightseeing and isn't flooded with visitors like the Knossos palace is. If you are a real fan of history, you will find this place much more interesting than Knossos. The ruins aren't restored so you can let your imagination work for you. There's also a small gallery... More 

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just to the east of the modern resort of Malia lie the ruins of Crete's third most significant Minoan palace complex after Knossos and Phaides. The site abuts the coast and a long stretch of undeveloped sandy beach - one bar and a few umbrellas. The palace site is huge. The main palace is much as Knossos but without Sir... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not really sure how to begin this review: I had the most terrible experience visiting this site with my partner yesterday. The customer service was nothing short of appalling and simply unprofessional to say the least. A lady at the ticket counter who identified herself as Eva, abused me in full view of the other tourists. My partner bought... More 

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