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Ancient City of Phaistos

Epar.Od. Faistou - Kalon Limenon, Sivas, Crete 702 00, Greece
+30 2892 042315
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Minoan Palace Untouched By Creative Archaeologist

In its spectacular setting overlooking the Mesara Plan visitors can absorb the scale and splendour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic, low tourist level authentic place to visit that's off the beaten track. A real nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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The ruins of an ancient Minoan palace, popular among tourists.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Epar.Od. Faistou - Kalon Limenon, Sivas, Crete 702 00, Greece
+30 2892 042315
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Reviewed 2 days ago

In its spectacular setting overlooking the Mesara Plan visitors can absorb the scale and splendour our of a Minoan palace without the need of a paint job! It is actually far easier to appreciate the age of the excavated buildings here (4000 years) than it...More

Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fantastic, low tourist level authentic place to visit that's off the beaten track. A real nice place with some great history and information provided on the numerous boards dotted around the site. It's an €8 entrance fee so more expensive than most sites but...More

Thank ZBH88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Phaistos is a Minoan palace site, once as important as Knossos, it has been very sympathetically excavated over the past 50 or so years, but has bit had any of the appalling reconstrauctions and interpretation as at Knossos, The information boards are factual and explain...More

Thank EABlam
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a history buff so I love ruins but I do wish there was more information in each section of the ruins because it does leave you scratching your head a bit. There are information boards explaining what was found in an area, but...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful; the setting is dramatic, with breathtaking views all around. The Palace itself is almost as large as Knossos and follows a similar plan. It's easy to navigate around by yourself with plenty of information boards, so go on your own and...More

Thank paulandozzie
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Great setting, great views...it should make for a great visit. But it's impossible for the layman to interpret the ruins, and the authorities that run the site make zero effort to do this. The bored staff are only interested in selling you tickets, and none...More

1  Thank FootloosePair
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Great place €8 each in is a bit steep but if you are in the area it is worth a visit. Good for children, we took our toddler and he loved it, thought I will suffer the saw arms tomorrow as the footings arnt great...More

Thank 78Cal
Reviewed 28 August 2017

it is a place everyone should visit when going to Crete just for the knowledge of history and of course all Greeks should visit it!

1  Thank adiga69
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Nice archological site with a nice view of the valley and surrounding mountains. Contrary to what the guide mentioned there are pannels explaining the history of each location. To maybe convince your kids: my daughter catched a lot of new Pokemons here...

Thank Fumbo
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

When someone visits south Crete, he should definately pay a visit in Faistos. Faistos was the second important city, after Knossos, during the second millennium bc. It is advisable to visit the place with a guide in order to get the most of it.

Thank Marstakar
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6 May 2017|
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Response from leanneandtony | Reviewed this property |
Hello CydnHank. I did not see any guides at Phaistos. It is much quieter and not as Touristy as Knossos. The information boards around the site are plentiful with quite a bit of information. Sorry I could not answer your... More
15 August 2016|
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Response from HenkHogeweg | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, the fee is € 8 pp
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4 August 2016|
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Response from Ric113 | Reviewed this property |
Hire a car but be ready for some exciting cretan driving and definitely buy the double ticket and go to Agia Triada as well. Deserted most of the time and stunning.