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Knossos Archaeological Site

Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s a must see place if you are visiting Crete. We didn’t bother with organised trips, it’s only about 1-2 hours visit. We took a taxi and were lucky enough to get in for free (national museum day). Plenty of sun cream and water needed.

Thank Karolina I
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to go on a free day in May which was fantastic. It was amazing to see this archaeological site. Well worth a visit. The Pompeii of Crete. Bear in mind it can get very hot and there is little relief from...More

Thank Adrian V
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were very fortunate to have Eirini Maravelia as our guide at both Knossos Palace as well as at an excellent Archeological Museum at Heraklion. Eirini made both places come alive and her knowledge of history and her ability to make it interesting for visitors...More

Thank Marina L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the best known of the Minoan sites & gets very busy. It is very controversial due to the reconstruction by Arthur Evans. His techniques are not approved of today. We visited in the 19900's when you could wander around more freely. Nowadays parts...More

Thank Traveller1XX
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd like to say that the place itself is nice, well preserved and moreover worth a visit. It's part of our history and contains really important sights. There are things that for some reason are put behind bars other than being free for the people...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

15 euros to see ancient ruins? Fair enough? No! The only nice thing of Knossos you had seen in the main (all) articles about it. Knossos was found by archaeologist Arthur Evans and it is very funny that all predictions about life in Knossos is...More

Thank Mantas S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace of Knossos was a disappointment for my wife and I, but that is by comparison with sites like the Acropolis and Agora in Athens. Without having seen those places, this might have stood out a little more. The site itself is beautiful, and...More

Thank bgodard
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excited to visit Knossos which is between 3000 and 4000 years old. It was discovered by a Brit archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans in 1900 (using his own money) and he dug all this up (no doubt with some help from his friends) in four years....More

Thank Susieb2201
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visting Crete and Knossos Palace for second time in 3 years. Amazing Cretan architecture since old times. I think i will visit this place every time i return. If you like ancient greek history and architecture, that's your place!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a few tips that may assist you if you plan to visit the Knossos archaeological site. Should you just wish to visit the site for an overview I suggest the following, visit the Heraklion archaeological Museum on a day or two prior to you...More

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Scott8147
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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
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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
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