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Address: Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 15
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These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous...

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 Palace and Heraklio town Private Half Day Tour
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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

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Interesting Stop over in Antiquity.

I'm one of these terrible cruise people, but it was probably the only way I was going to see this wonderful palace. Got here on the Hop on Hop Off Bus, very hot day. Even without... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came to this site during the off season for a Classical Studies field trip. This site is absolutely massive so I recommend you come on a sunny day. The reconstructions even if controversial give a better idea of what the site might have looked like and the remains are so interesting to look at. While there is no labyrinth the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm one of these terrible cruise people, but it was probably the only way I was going to see this wonderful palace. Got here on the Hop on Hop Off Bus, very hot day. Even without the cruise people this place was fairly full. Not in that good a condition having to use one's imagination. Well worth a visit to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I suggest having a tour guide forthis so they can shed more light on what you are looking at. There are not tons of signs with information, and the gides are good at helping you see the highlights to get the most out of limited time.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The first ever European civilization was born here!But the maze is not here make no mistake,the Minotaure either

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited very late afternoon/early evening as we had always been put off visiting due to the thought of the heat and crowds but this year a late afternoon visit fitted in perfectly with our days itinerary. I have to say that whilst we probably wouldn't have enjoyed visiting through the day with the heat and crowds at this time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a whole day there. It was well worth paying for a guided tour first. We had lunch and then spent time going round again. We had gone to the museum first which helped us understand it even more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited The Palace of Knossos yesterday and was delighted not to be hassled by thousands of Cruise members being bussed around the island ! In retrospect we should probably have taken advantage of the many English speaking guides who were kicking their heels by the entrance. We were able to read the many helpful boards that described what could be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several hours walking around in yhe area which is smaller than we thought. Benches to sit on. Probably a much better experience if you use one of the local guides which stand at the entrance and speak several different languages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the walk around The Palace of Knossos. If you want more history you can get a tour or hire an audio. We walked there from Heraklion and it took about an hour. Otherwise there is the local bus for 2 euro.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Studied the palace at school in Australia so this was special. You will pay 15 - 20 euros for entry - pay cash, as that line goes faster! Take water - it was very hot and you will line up for a decent 5-10 mins in the hot sun waiting to see the throne room - but it is worth... More 

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