When on Crete go to Knossos, right? As a significant archaeological site it is a must, and for cultural heritage enthusiasts it is a bucket list moment. But in terms of heritage tourism management the place is all wrong. Groups are not staggered so you don't really get to see anything properly due to the sheer volume of people, and the interpretation panels are too few. My group was led by my tour rep (!!), although a local guide was required to follow us. Consequently I was given the tabloid press tour consisting of the titilating bits of Greek mythology. I tried to engage the local guide, an archaeologist, in discussions about the ethics of the restoration/ conservation work done by Arthur Evans, but he was not interested at all.
All in all a disappointing experience.
hat upwards of 60 people can be straining to see any one feature at the same time, non-local, non-archaeology guides are left to run the
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