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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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Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Despite the re-creations ‘discoverer’ Evans wrought on the site, Knossos is impressive and well-signed. It’s an easy site to visit: no slippery rocks or long staircases.

Thank boybanker
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Impressive excavation/partial recreation of what was the world‘s largest palace-city-labyrinth more than 3500 years ago. Just outside Heraklion, one admires not only the building acumen of the Minoans, but equally the archeological drive and imagination of Sir Arthur Evans a mere 100 years ago. Some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the number 2 bus from outside our hotel to the Palace of Knossos. It only takes about 20 minutes and you get to rub shoulders with the locals. What could be better. We walked thr palace from below working our way upward. Unfortunately,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is magical it really brings you back in the past. We booked guided tour from a travel agent but it’s only 2 hours meaning you’re rushing through it not seeing it all. Go on your own just take a bus from Heraklion bus...More

Thank Elena H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will see there not only the remains of Knossos' Palace but also the site of Europe's oldest city. It was settled 9,000 years ago and abandoned about 1,500 years ago. There are many tourists and it's pretty hot at noon during the summer, but...More

Thank Steeve P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What should be a wonderful monument is, if not ruined then definitely spoilt by 4 things: 1) The signage from Heraklion town to the site gets confused between Knossos Town and Knossos the Palace. 2) The site itself is difficult to find once you reach...More

2  Thank pameloula
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Knossos as part of the Andante Santorini and Crete archaeology tour led by Sandy McGillivray. As a history and archaeology fan I thoroughly enjoyed Knossos and the other sites we visited. The weather and food were excellent. Sandy did a great job leading...More

Thank 575bruce2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth visiting and taking a guided tour with one of the many multilingual local guides Close proximity to Heraklion enables you to take local busses or drive yourself Suggest early start in the hot, summer months

Thank Joanne P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Crete you need to see the Palace of Knossos. I would recommand to visit it or early in tyhe morning or in the late afternoon or evening.

Thank Vidal2683
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amassing place! It give us idea how ancient people in Balkan peninsula have lived, what they have built.When we are there we feel their culture, we see their skills to build, to create.

Thank Симеон Б
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judyporter
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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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Response from DusmanuIonut | Reviewed this property |
Hey, I think you can't bring the dog inside. There were no dogs there. They have to protect the ruins.
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