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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely place to explore, remember to wear lots of sun cream and a hat, as it is outside. Also remember this is a large site, and may be a little harder for people mobility problems. But in all a good place and very interesting

Thank jomarkdexter
Reviewed yesterday

We paid $30 to get in which we did not expect but we thought must be worth it to see something so ancient. We were approached by a tour guide which we declined due to the entrance fee being so high anyway. Upon entering, we...More

Thank Lowri F
Reviewed yesterday

Very famous Minoan site so was very busy, Very hot day which was quite distracting as virtually nowhere to shelter during the guided tour. You can go round by yourself and there was some limited written information but you would probably be better to go...More

Thank DeeCav
Reviewed 2 days ago

This site is amazing, but there is very little shade so make sure you're well covered. You really need a guide to ensure you get the most out of this trip.

Thank Derbyfamilyoffive
Reviewed 2 days ago

The area of the palace is impressive, especially since it is so old. It is difficult to distinguish what is preserved from ancient times and what has been renovated by Arthur Evans, who discovered the place. There are plaques with information around so you can...More

Thank mihaescuvlad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get there early or you will be waiting 2 hrs+ to get in. There are no signs explaining prices or cash line versus credit card line. When you finally get in the free lance guides are trying to soak you for another 80 euros for...More

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Go early to avoid the tour busses as queues can be horrendous and remember to take your passport or you will not get your discount! Once you have cleared the ticket lines the palace covers a remarkably large area so you can quickly avoid the...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, we went with Thomson, guide was excellent. Very interesting, and amazing to see this beautiful place, how it must have looked in its day

Thank Mavis G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recommend the visit. Take lots of water, wear a hat - most of the site is exposed with some shaded areas but not too many. Takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to fully explore. 15 Euros entrance (under 18s free; EU students (with proof) free;...More

1  Thank Crand5614
Reviewed 3 days ago

when I was a child, one of my fav books was Myth and legends of Ancient Greece. The Minotaurus legend was definitely on of the best in this book. For me there was no question visit the palace or not. So we went to see...More

Thank muumsa
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Monkeynut14 | Reviewed this property |
The car parking at Knossos is very good and also free. There are tour guides at the entrance which I believe are €10 per person on top of the entrance fee. I cannot answer the question about Elounda as we did not venture... More
7 June 2017|
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Response from Tiberiu D | Reviewed this property |
We had also a rented car in Crete - it's the best way to move around... About your question: if you think about a round trip Chania - Knossos - some beach (where you wish to stay few hours) - back to Chania in the same day... More