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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
+30 281 023 1940
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When you hear 'Palace of Knossos' you've learnt about at school during mythology lessons, you cannot neither locate it anywhere on contemporary maps nor imagine what could it look like in its times. All of sudden you find yourself going on the trip while spending...More

Thank Iwona W
Reviewed today via mobile

The wonder of Minoan civilization, the beautiful palace of king Minoan, placed in a full green enviroment is a must see place/attraction in Heraklion! You will love the history of this intelligent civilization, how they had builded the palace and they were doing trade with...More

Thank Kalliopi-IMD
Reviewed 3 days ago

Of course, you have to go to Knossos and the place is very good to see. But not only because of being the old capital of Minoan empire but also because it is an example of how "crazy" humans can be. Nowadays it would be...More

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After visiting Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Epidavrous Malia and Phaestos Knossos was like Disneyland. What was Evans thinking????!!

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked half day private tour with Secrets of Crete , to Knossos and village rural life extraordinary and convinience for those they travel with cruise ship and have only few hours .

Thank Lizy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large area to cover...we did not do all though. Paid 15Euros each. Do not think it is worth the 15Euros. However, with the economic conditions in Greece, my husband felt that we were helping to stimulate the economy, so with that explanation I felt...More

1  Thank OntarioTravel3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting site, but I’m not sure it was worth the price of admission. Knowing that the site was mostly made up by the archaeologist who found it was disappointing. It was hard to tell what was based on fact and what was based on “well,...More

Thank Crystal413
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A windows for looking back in time everything is so beautiful and unique you can see the structure of older buildings and you can see all the wall paintings that are so unique truly, a masterpiece worth your time

Thank Κωνσταντίνος Κ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a must-see while on Crete but it's important to include the museum along with this site to really get the full picture of how incredible this place was. Six of us paid for the guided tour and we were divided about whether it was...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), which is the earliest known civilization in Europe. Ancient Knossos was the site of one of the major Minoan sites. It is one of the places in the world one MUST VISIT once in...More

2  Thank angel3744
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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
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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.