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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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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“arthur evans” (39 reviews)
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Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 023 1940
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"archaeological site"
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"guided tour"
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"arthur evans"
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"interesting place"
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"king minos"
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"minoan civilization"
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"throne room"
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"arrive early"
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"guide book"
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"own pace"
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"local bus"
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"bring water"
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"combined ticket"
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"greek mythology"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were helped out by a personal guide, who although he had his own view of Crete and both its ancient and modern political situations, lent the site more life than if we'd just gone on our own with a guide book, so he was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had high expectations, but I'm disappointed. It's not a very big place, and if you compare (the price) with other archeological sites in Greece (for example Delpoi, Delos, Spinalonga, Acropolis) you feel that you're cheated on. I missed more infos and visual staff ("how...More

Thank Billyke
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend a tour guide around here as there is so much history in this one place. It was a great walk around. It can get quite tiring - especially in the extreme heat. I would recommend sun cream if you are visiting in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very important archeological site, but there is a little labeling present. Either hire a guide or come with a good guidebook that will walk you through it. Be careful - it is quite labyrinthine and easy to get lost. There is a small restaurant on...More

Thank cik201
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are historical lover, this is place you must visit. Better is to go alone not in group. Possibility of advantegous associated entrance fee to Knossos archeological area and Archeological museum in Heraklion. Better to go early from morning due to hot weather and...More

Thank TomasGozdal
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 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

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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
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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
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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
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Scott8147
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
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SammyCalifornia
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
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