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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 2810 231940
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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%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 2810 231940
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting place to visit but definitely poorly managed, in fact no management. No map or brochure was provided, it must be bought as an extra! We visited under our own steam and found the tour groups to be the biggest problems. The guides are just...More

Thank Tringy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Big space to explore with sufficient info plaques but maybe best to download a self guided tour of you can. Bring a hat and water As it can get really hot walking around for 2 hours. Took a local bus from old town which was...More

Thank trace-why-lo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the local bus up to knossos and it cost us 2 euros much cheaper than the tour operators the site is magnificent so take a hat plenty of water some fruit and snacks stay as long as you want to soak up this...More

Thank willterr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though is was September, it was abysmally hot. Even so, we were glad we visited Knossos again. The first time was a great exposure, but the second allowed us to examine the ruins in greater detail.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you like history and are fascinated with greek myths and ruins, then this is worth the visit. We went there for a day trip from Chania to Heraklion and we really liked it...but get ready because the place is always packed with tourists!

Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Paid 10 euro for an English speaking guide who spent 1.5 hours showing a group of 6 people around the site; even then she spoke fast and as I went late afternoon had to leave when they closed at 7pm. Going to the archeological museum...More

Thank Skin197
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The coffee bar is one of those mercenary touristy places which shamelessly try to rip you off in any way possible and makes you feel off. Charge for water, wifi, €5 juices and are resistant to giving you menus.

Thank Laure O
Reviewed 3 days ago

I first visited Knossus 41 years ago as a student and was so fascinated by it that Iv'e always wanted to return. It didn't disappoint . We had a guide this time who made it come to life. My only regret was that the gold...More

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice walk around almost 4000 years old ruins. It was very hot but there were some shades and benches around to cool down and rest.

Thank Ruta A
Reviewed 3 days ago

My partner visited this site many years ago and found it non-commercial, not like now. I found it spoilt by the sheer volume of visitors and guided tours. The actual site is fantastic and a wonder of the world. Another thing that spoil this Palace...More

Thank Michael J B
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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
Carlee W
20 August 2017|
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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.
8 August 2017|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
They are the same