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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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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

It is amazing and humbling to walk through a site that was in use almost four millennia ago. That said, the ruins themselves are heavily reconstructed which was more distracting than I thought it would be and reduced some of the awe I experienced at...More

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Reviewed yesterday

In order to make the most of your visit you need a good guide book or personal guide. Other than that you have to know the Greek history to understand who indeed is the minotaure and Therseu. Unfortunately, the site passed through a very large...More

Thank PECoelho
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After visiting the Heraklion museum we had to go out and visit this amazing site, such amazing history

Thank JohnCathy S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful the place with all its history: there are many things to see (better if with a guide). Go to see this place but prepare yourself to long, long queue

Thank Adriano T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A 2 hour visit with a guide who never stopped talking was too much for us, we decided after 20 minutes or so to go it alone and left the main party to walk round at our pace, we managed to go all round the...More

Thank PNEPete
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there as it was a "Must go" for tourists visiting Crete. You can take a bus there for 1.7€ or take a taxi which cost us about 8.5€ from the city center. We brought the combo tickets which allowed you to visit the palace...More

Thank Da-Cidre
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our second visit to Knossos and with an excellent guide thanks to our trip with Jet2 we learnt loads more than we had previously. There is no shade and a large site so recommend an early start. Unfortunately the pictures usually show the reconstructed parts...More

Thank Pauline453
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Reviewed 3 days ago

From 1900 BC to about 1350BC, the palace of Knossos served as an administrative site for government, a residence of the king, his family and staff, and a place of commerce. Built on a hilltop, our talented guide brought history to life - and I...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

To be honest there is really not much to see so I wouldn’t recommend unless you’re a super hardcore sightseer who finds it important to simply tick the box! Very busy parking lot, 15 EUR for the ticket to see a few stones lying about....More

Thank RositaStan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This palace can't be missed. It's a must visit. The first European civilisation unfolds vividly before your eyes. An experience not to be missed.

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20.00 is current close time
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28 June 2018|
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Response from PhileasFoggdelBorn | Reviewed this property |
I paid at the entrance. There was no queue, mid-june at 5 pm
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18 June 2018|
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Response from MennoKnipper | Reviewed this property |
There is a large private carpark associated with a cafee just before the official one. They offer free parking if you have a coffe/drink etc when you pick up the car. Trust me you need one.... And the inside cafe charges... More
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