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“IT IS NOT IN HERAKLION”
Review of Gournia

Gournia
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Owner description: An ancient town dating back over 3,500 years, excavated and restored to show visitors how common people lived in ancient Greece.
Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Tried to visit this driving some 10km from Kokkini Hani. It wasn't where Trip advisor said it sbould be, so went swimming instead.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

On our way to the beach and Phaestos we stopped in to check out this site. Reasonably priced and worth much more this site was amazing to see. Having recreated many aspects of the site you are able to see many different eras of history in one spot.

2  Thank Laura F
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the best (and least visited) archaeological sites on Crete. While all the poor sods are trodding around Sir Arthur Evans' dusty reconstruction, take a beautiful and illuminating stroll through a well preserved and only mildly reconstructed hilltop palace and city. Can't be beat for the views. Bring a sack lunch and a bottle of wine.

8  Thank John O
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I found this more interesting than Knossos as it has not been altered in any way. You can walk the streets of the town and look into the houses and get a real feel of how the Minoans lived. The information boards are well done and in English which is helpful. The site is in a stunning setting with views along the coast, I really loved this place.

13  Thank LINALLEN
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

no restoration, interesting signage, you can walk where you like. Use your imagination - a classic site. Recommended

5  Thank cander60
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