Take a bus from the bus station in downtown Heraklion - it costs only a couple of euros and the bus service is quick and regular. You can eat across the road from the bus stop/car park at Knossos and the food is good. Lots of tacky souvenirs but don't be put off.
The site will take you around 3 hours to visit. I recommend you book a guide when you arrive. I think it costs 20 euros each but it's well worth the cost. The interpretation, the sense of amazement and awe that you get with the guided tour are simply essential. There's not a lot of shade on the tour so make sure you have a hat and water. The guides are professional and very entertaining as well as informative. You should not miss this site if you are in Crete for more than a day.
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