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Address: Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous...

These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous Minotaur, a half-man half-bull creature that devoured young virgins.

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Knossos Palace and Heraklio town Private Half Day Tour

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interesting half day spent here

We enjoyed our visit here. It was Sir Arthur Evans (from Oxford) who was the archeologist who discovered this around 100 years ago, and it is certainly interesting to walk around... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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Go there by bus, very cheap and easy to do. The ruins are beyond spectacular and if you go before ten you will miss the crowds. Views are fantastic and hundreds of small birds nest where the Minoans had prosperous peaceful society almost four thousand years ago. I had a wonderful strawberry and orange iced drink at the little cafe.

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Anstruther, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is slightly out of town but easily accessible by local transport from the port bus station. Admission for concessions is 6 Euros and you can pay extra for a guided tour. The descriptions around the site are quite adequate so don't worry about doing it yourself It can get pretty busy and very hot so try to time... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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I may be a little spoils after visiting archeological sites in various place in Greece, Italy and the Middle East but The Palace of Knossos was only average. The history of the place was interesting but the ruins were nothing special. For a 15 euro entry fee it is just worth a visit

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It costs 15 Euros to visit Knossos Palace and just 16 Euros to visit both the Palace and the archaeological museum! We had a hire car, so we made our own way to the Palace and chose to accept the offer of a private guided tour, which was quite expensive - at 80 Euros for three people - but it... More 

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We enjoyed our visit here. It was Sir Arthur Evans (from Oxford) who was the archeologist who discovered this around 100 years ago, and it is certainly interesting to walk around the site today. However it is debatable as to whether he improved the place, or by building his interpretations of what he thought it was like on it, whether... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

anther very busy site with long queues you can bypass the queues if you take a local guide They are availible without need to book and charge about 80 euro for a one and half hour tour They with buy your tickets and you dont have to queue I would strongly recommend getting the combined ticket with museum entry in... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss out on this while in Crete. Make sure to take a guided tour since it adds alot of value. Buy the combo ticket that gives admission to the archaeological museum in Heraklion an pay it a visit on the way back from Knossos - even if history is not your favourite thing you will be impressed!

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Torremolinos, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here on a bus tour. There's a bit of walking in the hot sun. The building remains were ok, but I was expecting more. There are some old jars, and a few restored murals. It was Easter Week and the place was packed with tourists.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mostly foundations but there are also several ruins of whole rooms and two storey remains. An amazing site to know it is about 3000 years old. Huge storage jars, running water, some frescos, and several columns.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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As mentioned in a previous review, I am a sucker for history and Greek mythology. One of the first stories I remember hearing was Theseus and the Minotaur and to actually stand in the location of the story, it was something to take off my bucket list. The added bonus was hearing the story of Icarus and Daedalus was also... More 

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