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The Palace of Knossos

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

The Most Important Archeological area on Crete! You should visit this palace and learn some of the history of this place! you could get a tour guide if the price permites and learn better and more, you could find one from the entrance.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Knossos in mid May and must admit to being disappointed. Perhaps I had set my expectations too high. Considering the age of the palace it is amazing to be in the shape it is, but the reconstruction of several parts of the site I...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to go to Knossos if you visit Crete as its one of the world's great historical sites but I was disappointed. The artefacts are all in the Archaeological museum in Heraklion and basically everything that is original in Knossos is at ground level...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Considering this is an ancient (and Cretes most popular) ruin it surprised us just how little information was available as you walk around. The site is certainly big, but as there is barely anything to read or learn of whilst walking around your visit will...More

Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The palace at Knossos is one of the most profound archaeological sites of Western civilization. Amenities scored 5 stars. The site and surroundings gave a good idea of what the labyrinthine complex looked like and why the location was where it was. Our visit was...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Crete, largest of the Greek islands, highlighted by the ruins of the great Palace of Knossos, ceremonial and political center of the ancient Minoan civilization and residence of the mythical King Minos. The Gate 1 Travel group explored the Throse Room, the frescoes of the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good but could be better, Booked with a guide which it's such a busy place you are Lucky to get time. Guides are very knowledgable

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I travelled with a party of 7 people to Knossos. It's the most expensive of the historical attractions on Crete at E15 per person. We were cross that even though one of our party was clearly in their 80s, they would not offer a concession...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've dreamed of visiting Knossos for about 35 years and can't believe I actually got there. It was more amazing than I expected. The huge excavation reveals so much about Minoan civilization, including art and architecture, technology, ritual and religion, entertainment, politics, and other lifestyle...More

Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to the Palace of Knossos were King Minos reigned, toured round for a couple of hours with a guide who told you of it's history, then went to be museum in the City Heraklion to see all the Palaces relics and artifacts. Then had...More

Thank Lorraine M
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Sylvia H
Can we get to the palace of Knossos easily from the cruise ship! What is the entrance fee per person ?
3 May 2017|
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Response from Haytours C | Reviewed this property |
The cost is 15 euro, up to 18 years is free, every 15 minutes there is a bus
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What are the hours on a Sunday in June?
26 April 2017|
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Response from Dimitrios E | Reviewed this property |
The archaeological site at Knossos is normally open every day in summer from about 8am to 7pm (closes 3pm on Sundays). Winter hours from November to March are usually 8am-3pm daily.
We will be driving to the Palace and then on to another location. Is it safe to leave our luggage in the car while we tour the Palace?
27 February 2017|
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Response from DalesM921 | Reviewed this property |
This is a very popular site especially during the summer, so chances are there will be a lot of people around.