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Knossos Archaeological Site

Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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Knossos Palace and Heraklion Town Private Half-Day Tour
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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
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Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Amazing Knossos Palace offers a view into the very old civilization of the Minoans 4000+ years ago. Do engage a tour guide who can offer historical interpretation to the palace's: Indoor plumbing! Thrones! Architecture! Frescos! Political equality! Chariots! And its wonderful myths of Zeus,...More

Thank 2014Kate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit this historic Site and see the Palace remains and surrounding ruins. The treasures of the site are preserved at the Archeological Museum I. Heraklion, but here you can tour the layout of the buildings, grounds and beautiful scenery. Well worth a couple of hours....More

Thank Dwightcr
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The palace itself is at a good condition considering how old it is. I would recommend hiring a guide as the site has so many details and history that a guided tour is a must. We hired one for our family trip to Knossos and...More

Thank Antigoni C
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Although a little pricey, I found it very interesting. Luckily for us we did not experience hoards of other visitors like some have so probably made our experience better. Lots of information. We had a tour guide as we booked as part of a coach...More

Thank AJTDMT-2015
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Having first visited Knossos many years ago, we anticipated a similar experience on our recent trip to Crete. We were slightly disappointed in that the two experiences couldn't have been any more different. First of all, it had been raining heavily during the drive from...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Knossos because we heard the legend of the minotaur and got excited to learn about the place. We were disappointed. There weren’t even minotaur souvenirs. The admission was very expensive for what the place offered. My recommendation is to skip it altogether...More

Thank roamifiwant2
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

It's a very interesting place to go, there's a lot of history and you're guided along the way with detailed information about everything. Be careful about the days you go, we went on a hot day and it was tough but still pleasant.

Thank Alana K
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Very important and interesting historical site. You shouldn't go from Crete without seeing it. It is very easy to reach it by bus from the central station. For kids it was free.

Thank Malkhazi
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a world class heritage site that has been partially and clearly re constructed to aid the interpretive process. The oldest remains are 4000 years old. The site is great but I'd also recommend going to the archaeological museum - both are well worth...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 11 November 2017

A Very interesting historical site where the "retouched paintwork" actually adds to the spectacle! Lots to see in a 2-3 hour visit, interesting talks from guides as you wend your way around the site, or you can just explore with a camera at your own...More

Thank allanriley9
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10 June 2016|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
I paid separately so I can't answer the question directly but I can make the following suggestions. 1) Go early to both 2) Hire a guide at Knossos 3) See Knossos before the Museum 4) Allow about 4 hours for each 5) Go early... More
7 February 2015|
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Response from LuckyeddieBristol | Reviewed this property |
We arranged a private tour guide before we left for Crete and found him great value in terms of cost and the benefit of his knowledge of the site. We arrived at 09:00 ahead of the organised tours and had the site to... More