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Knossos Archaeological Site

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Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion

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Knossos Palace and Heraklio town Private Half Day Tour
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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

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If you know nothing about this place it would be easy to be disappointed, don't be. The fact that Arthur Evans decided to rebuild it with concrete 100 years ago in a style that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonable prices Advice: bring your own drink abd snacks ands kiosk can be pricey Knossos is quite big area, take your time to explore You need to take the bus from town centre opposite hotel capsis near the taxis and is about 15mins with no traffic. Bus ticket is 1.50euro Amazing place with a brilliant history Definitely recommend a visit... More 

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Malia, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best place to visit if you are interested in history and you are in Crete. I highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was June 2013. I got a guide and she was good. She talked as much as possible of the things around the site to avoid the line up for the throne room. It was teeming with people so a guide would be necessary to make it worthwhile. A lot of archeological sites are greatly improved with a good guide... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any love of archaeology, this is a must see location in Crete. Absolutely amazing the level of sophistication the ancients obtained.

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Province of Terni, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe that there is nobody in the world who does not know the story of the Minotaur and Theseus and Ariadne's thread The Cretan civilization is one of the oldest in the Mediterranean, if not the oldest certainly the most advanced in terms of civilization. Just consider that they had the use of bathrooms with running water, which civil... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had mixed views about Knossos. As many people have said, the use of concrete in the restoration carried out by Arthur Evans at the beginning of the last century was in some places a little too obvious. However, we were very impressed by the scale of the site, and the variety of buildings which had been excavated. It also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great place to wander around. We went round by ourselves which was fine. Easy to get to by bus from where we were staying in Heraklion.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Its one of the must be attraction in all the way historical places at the island , knossos palatium is amazing architect , very deep history , just must be

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you know nothing about this place it would be easy to be disappointed, don't be. The fact that Arthur Evans decided to rebuild it with concrete 100 years ago in a style that he saw fit adds to its charm. Who's to say he was wrong (other than a lot of academics)? You get a real flavour of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited Knossos whilst visiting Heraklion during a cruise. We did not take a guided tour from the cruise ship company but made our own way to the site. There is a tour bus service that makes a circular tour of Heraklion city and environs, taking in Knossos as a destination and tour stop. The cost of this service, which... More 

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