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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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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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  • Average19%
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Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

If you have even just a passing interest in history and the most remote classroom memory of Greek mythology, you will surely not visit Crete without seeing Knossos. It really is one of the most important sites of the ancient world and while it has...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Knossos is a short taxi ride or bus ride from Heraklion. Buy your combined museum and entrance ticket at the museum or entrance. See them BOTH. Nice cafe and bathrooms. Nicer to take a guide either at the entrance or online to meet you. No...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pros: some historic artefacts remain Cons: much concreted over by the late Mr Evans, climbing atop monuments is prohibited (harsh), too many peacocks.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here because it was recommended and it's nice to get a historic sense sometimes. We visited this area without a tour guide, which means we had to rely on the signs which are placed throughout the area. I guess for history lovers it's...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an amazing piece of the puzzle of human civilization. We came with my school group and thanks to our tour guide, the palace grounds came alive for them. He was able to explain and reveal all sorts of mysteries and insights that would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Palace of Knossos is an ancient palace that was partially restored by British archaeologist Sir Peter Evans, who bought the site from the local archaeologists. His restoration has had mixed reactions over the years because it uses modern material, such as concrete for pillars...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Except where It was restored the ruins are certainly that but after a while you start realizing what an amazing feat this was 4000 years ago. The grand staircase would be grand and well designed today. The setting surrounded by mountains is beautiful and gives...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family in April 2018. We parked in the large free car park a 5 min walk up the road from the site. On the 5 min walk to the site you pass a few cafe's, restaurants and souvenir shops selling T...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing historical site. We booked an official guide with other Dutch speaking visitors for 10e per person and that was definitely worth it. Emanuel’s Dutch was impressive but his knowledge of Knossos even more. We spend about four hours at the site.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit but felt that it is essential to have also visited the Heraklion Archaeological Museum as well to see the collections of artefacts that are no longer held at the ruins. The ruins are fascinating but it was odd that there was...More

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Jim B
13 March 2018|
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Response from dalton1skiing | Reviewed this property |
There were guides at the entrance. Many spoke German and English, among other languages. Just ask them on arrival.
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30 August 2017|
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Response from doniertevely | Reviewed this property |
If you have never been or read much about Crete .. and you have the time and stamina .. then I believe the tickets allow you multiple entries over 2-3 days. CHECK THIS THOUGH! Things change. By and large .. if you are... More
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