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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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The palace is simply stunning. Truly beautiful. But you should avoid at all costs to go there in summer high season (if posible). It's too hot, too crowded, too stressful. And it would destroy the pure historic flair and grace of this unique and very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kelly z
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a disappointment! Especially when compared with other Minoan sites we visited later in our trip, it seems that there is a vested interest in keeping Knossos way, way behind the times in terms of the interpretive things that could be added to the site...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RunawayVieve
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought bus tickets in Heraklion at bus ticket machine to travel on No 2 bus straight to Knosses. Very easy. Bus runs regularly even in winter. Visited Archaeological Museum first which gave us lots of background information Well worth a visit and uncrowded this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Louise P
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit this absolutely fabulous grand Palace, hire a guide to tell you all about the way Minoans lived, the labyrinth and the Minotaur, the daughters of the great king, and Ariadne's clever plan to help Theseus kill the beast and get out of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank IthakaSeaLover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a true archaeological site that was mostly reconstructed in the 1920's to resemble how the Minoan civilization might have existed. Opinions vary as to how accurate the Knossos Palace reconstruction is but it is still interesting to understand how the early Minoan civilization...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a "must see" of course. Too bad that the original restoration was botched and can't be redone, but they have made the most of it and helps one to imagine what the site would have been like. Fortunately, the amazing artifacts were ensconced...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jrcapps
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here as part of a hotel excursion whilste on holiday in Sissi. On our arrival we could not believe the number of people that were there, getting through the narrow gateway was a push to say the least, we were handed a radio receiver...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TerryD143
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit,go before you visit the museum in Heraklion it really helps you understand the story. It does get very busy go early in the day before it gets to hot you need comfy shoes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sheila m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The day at Knossos was absolutely amazing. It’s a real treat to be able to see this site. It’s in extremely good shape and is very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrsPaulHall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy visiting historical sites then this is worth a trip. It was a special treat to come here on a Monday late afternoon during the offseason because there was barely anyone else there! Most of the time I was walking the premises there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Alicia V
19 July 2018|
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Response from Rob S | Reviewed this property |
look on the web site. i think like others have said it is 8am
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Scott8147
10 June 2016|
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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 Giora G | Reviewed this property |
The std. ticket price for adults is 6 Euro, for Seniors of European countries 3 Euro. Students free entry. There is also a combined ticked price for the archeological site and the Museum: 10 Euro for adults and 5 Euro for... More
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