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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 5 days ago

I would highly recommend a visit to the ancient archaeological site of Knossos, especially if you have an interest in ancient history! Knossos is the largest Bronze Age site on Crete and was once the centre of the Minoan Civilisation. Many artefacts were found here...More

Thank jordi04
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great place with so so much to see but the tour groups just ruin the experience for anyone who isn't in one(never use them as they're overrated and you miss lots) taking up large areas of space and having a 20 minute speech so...More

Thank ZBH88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular which means queues and, given its captive clientele, the local shops and tavernas are not for bargain hunters. 15 euros to get in reduced to 8 for over 65's subject to being able to prove your age! The site itself is large but not...More

1  Thank Greeklover20
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the site of Knossos, the capital of ancient Minoan Crete, an earlier civilization than the Egyptian and Roman empires, dating from the Bronze age. The earliest estimate for the site is between 7000 and 6500 BC. Most of what you see is just...More

Thank Simon_in_Leigh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, its interesting to see the site but there is limited access and limited information. I had been to the Museum in Heraklion first (more informative and better value) and so gained some idea about the Minoans. You definitely get more out of the visit...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

While for some folks the reconstructed site is not really representative of how the palace of Knossos was in antiquity - and that would be a valid point - it is still awe-inspiring once you realize how old this place is and how advanced the...More

Thank Ozzie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this attraction on a day it decided to rain heavily so perhaps didn’t see it at it’s best. What we did see was brought to life more by our knowledgeable guide than what we saw in front of us. In essence the site...More

Thank helen2122
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to visit this site with an excellent private tour guide who was really able to fill in the story of the palace and help us envision what it would have looked like at various times, and helped us understand more about Minoan...More

Thank Mark_in_Mass
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for about 2 hours . The site gives you good picture of how live looked like ages ago despite majority of its buildings are reconstructed, its worth visiting . Recommend.

Thank Peter I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Knossos Palace is just an archeological site with many ruins, stones and remains from the past. There is more to imagine than to see but you feel amazing knowing that this is a capital of ancient civilisation that was great. In my opinion tickets are...More

Thank Robert B
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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