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Knossos Archaeological Site

Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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Knossos Palace and Heraklion Town Private Half-Day Tour
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“arthur evans” (39 reviews)
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Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 023 1940
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"archaeological site"
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"guided tour"
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"arthur evans"
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"interesting place"
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"king minos"
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"minoan civilization"
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"arrive early"
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"throne room"
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"information boards"
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"own pace"
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"bring water"
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"visit crete"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A visitt to this place is definetely a must since it is a monument tha hold history of more than 5000 years. I would strongly recommend that you join one of the groups (must be at least 10 persons but if you are patient enough...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fascinating to walk among the ruins of an ancient city, and to see the glimpses of what once was - especially as this is so ancient! It is good to do some reading before hand. There are guides who will explain the fascinating history. Take...More

Thank gwen68
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Knossos Archaeological Site is an amazing place. It is history coming alive. It was discovered by Arthur Evans who, apparently, had his own agenda, but, nevertheless, he made a great discovery. He excavated rocks and objects and the like, but his ingenious idea of...More

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As this site is so popular and open to the skies with little shade it is best to visit as early as possible to try to avoid the crowds and keep cool

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Knossos Site on the morning of Holy Friday 2018. It was a sunny and warm day, there were not many people and I enjoyed the visit. However, there is nothing to do except than walking around the ruins.. there are just few signs...More

Thank Neve30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent,if U go back 2400 years and think about this civilization ,there are no words to say ,U admire the miracle of the human ...

Thank Chris15021957
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see for Crete. The huge palace has been restored but the restoration helps one understand what the site would have looked like. There are good signs to tell you what you are looking at- good for a few hours of wandering.

Thank AM25DN29
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

we knew that it was not original. but still went. its like you have to go there for a check mark:) it was an easy cheap local bus ride from heraklion - a long line and rather annoying tour guides at the gate. we did...More

Thank Elena S
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

There is nothing there but foundations, a total waste of time and money, do yourself a favour and dont go.

Thank espengmbh
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

It's a must see on Crete. We were in Chania but took the ride od 2h by car to go there. It was a first Archeological visit for my dauther. Even with a stroler and baby, me and my husband had a wonderful time.

Thank kocevskam
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Scott8147
10 June 2016|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
I paid separately so I can't answer the question directly but I can make the following suggestions. 1) Go early to both 2) Hire a guide at Knossos 3) See Knossos before the Museum 4) Allow about 4 hours for each 5) Go early... 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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