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Knossos Archaeological Site

Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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LOCATION
Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 023 1940
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US$61 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday

What I really liked about Crete was how easy it was to see the sites. This one was wonderful. If you love history, you really need to go.

Thank Billi J
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited as part of 'The Best of Crete Tour' while on a cruise, Our guide was very very knowledgeable and was talking from 8am to 10.30 on the bus and tour.The site was quite extensive and we decided after 30 minutes of standing in the...More

Thank PNEPete
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Knossos was a massive ancient settlement and as such the ruins are spread out over a large area. Having just visited the Heraklion Archaeological Museum we knew some of the context for the ruins - I would advise going to the museum and then onto...More

Thank Ruth S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The archaeological site is impressive,in later afternoon of a working day there was lower frequency. There could be a lot more information on site about history and specific parts and developments of the building, also access to the "buildings", also the additional material in the...More

Thank TKAustria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Knossos is a world heritage and the main site from the Minoan culture. It is an impressively large site. However, if Evans had been a modern archaeologist and not a free sprite that made several reconstructions it had been much less fascinating. I know that...More

Thank Hans-Olof H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a guided tour excursion while on a Celestyal Cruise voyage. So much to see on this large site. Preserved wall art. Building remains. Sea in the distance - don't know original shoreline location. The theater is the precursor to the later amphitheaters...More

Thank svjanis
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great historical site. Good to see very hot though go early would recommend a guide to make more sense of the buildings.

Thank Sheryle R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a must if you visit Herakleon- as there are ltos and lots of tourists- chose to go at noon-you will enjoy the place better- be prepared though-you need to do your homework before visiting!

1  Thank Apostolidou G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the Knossos Archaeological Site on a stop in Crete while on a Mediterranean Cruise. Knossos was fascinating! We toured the area with a guide, which made the experience even more informative. The ruins were very interesting. There was enough preserved...More

1  Thank Jamie L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place. You need a little imagination, because Evans imagined everything for us. It's worth it anyway. Do not be too smart and let us explore it with a good word.

Thank Zofia P
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Scott8147
10 June 2016|
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Response from gitti253 |
Hi Scott, have you already been there? Note: Knossos entrance fee 2016: 15 €, reduced ticket 8 €. Or purchase 1 ticket valid for both the Museum and the archaeological site of Knossos, valid for 3 days: €16, reduced €8, you... More
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SammyCalifornia
7 February 2015|
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Response from LuckyeddieBristol | Reviewed this property |
We arranged a private tour guide before we left for Crete and found him great value in terms of cost and the benefit of his knowledge of the site. We arrived at 09:00 ahead of the organised tours and had the site to... More
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