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Knossos Archaeological Site

Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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Knossos Palace and Heraklio town Private Half Day Tour
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a great site but it is important to bring your own guide book as although things were labelled they were not overly informative. Easy to do in a few hours or take longer depending on your interests. I have a suggestion for you!...More

Thank NessieBo
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are willing to queue in the heat for up to 2 hours then this place is probably worth a quick visit.

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a one hour tour, which made the visit much better. We learned many small details about the site and also a good review of some of the mythological characters that we so much enjoyed as children. A must see and invest in the...More

Thank MCTaiChi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hi 👋 you love history this place beautiful, it will taken you hundreds years back 👍👌we went there with group of people did not take guide. You need about 2hours to walk around. Some of the parts are still closed but it's enough don't buy...More

Thank Rosvita P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating palace taking you back many thousand years ago, incredible wall art, history and sight!

Thank Olga G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there by car. We stayed near Chania, but we had to see Knossos! I went there 17 years ago and I enjoyed the history behind everything. It was very open! Unfortunatly these days, they have bridges to lead the people through the site....More

Thank Ocdewilde
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the worst tour guide who told us nothing about Knossos. She had no sense of humor and half the time we couldn't figure out what she was saying. All she did was tell stories and barely gave us any history. It was about...More

Thank Noodlebee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth stopping at - good facilities. Private guides are good value and will negotiate - ensures you see the key points if you have limited time. Lots of good tourist shops nearby and other archaelogical sites nearby if you want to spend the day -...More

Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The site is a must-see but the restoration made by Evans in early 1900 make it a bit Disney-ish. That said, it is a landmark in Europe's history that cannot be missed during a visit to knossos. The site is kept in excellent state. The...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my teenage daughter and we really enjoyed this tour. Very hot on the day we visited (mid 30 degree) but there's shade under trees. Take plenty of water. We took a taxi from our hotel rather than the organised coach trip. Very interesting...More

Thank Gail C
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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