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Knossos Archaeological Site

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Address: KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 023 1940

Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion

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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour
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Knossos Palace and Heraklio town Private Half Day Tour

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A blast from the past

Lovely place to visit on a warm day get a feel of ancient times,and watch out the minotaur he may creep up unexpected

Reviewed 5 days ago
steve g
Derby, United Kingdom
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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

No labyrinth of the Minotaur. The site is alright, takes an hour or two to really go through everything, but I felt it was a lot of guesswork and the effect of the restoration is subjective (depending on who you ask).

Thank luckywillow
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

15€ for entrance just to see some rocks , I think expensive. If you really interested in history of this place , you need to take excursion.

Thank Valentina L
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I found nothing special in the site. I do not understand much about archeology but i have been to much better archeological sites. This one is very boring.

Thank Aner B
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative, enjoyed all there was to see. If you can't walk without help of any kind this is not for you. Lots of steps and uneven ground. Loved the gift shop, several original pieces with reasonable prices.

Thank BonnieHebert
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My visit to Knossos was at best disappointing especially compared to the archeological site of Phaestos. It is not so much that Knossos was over crowded with tourists, but rather the ancient site has been modernized with terrible restoration techniques and thus lost its feel to the past. Visit Phaestos instead.

Thank wildtramper
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We hired a car to go here and have a drive around the island on our last full day of our holiday.the palace at Knossos on the day we went was free to enter and what a wonderful place it is to visit we did have a couple of issues like a very rude guide that was holding up the... More 

Thank markoconnor
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We been there in the early afternoon to visit this great palace. It will take unless one hour. We recommend to buy combine ticket with archeological museum ( in central of the town,admission 10€). The admission for the palace is 15€ but if you get combine ticket with museum will became 16€.

Thank spiderpig2016
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This site will give you a great insight into the complexities of the Minoan culture. The site is very well preserved and easy to navigate. You can tour it by yourself or hire one of the guides at the entrance. We toured it ourselves with a good guidebook. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to see everything. You can take... More 

Thank Lasa88
Towcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly get here early or late and expect to take a couple of hours to get around, we arrived mid morning and struggled to park and it's was hot and busy. I've visited many similar sites in Greece and this wasn't my favourite mainly because they had tried to recreate what they believed the site might look like and it... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to visit on a warm day get a feel of ancient times,and watch out the minotaur he may creep up unexpected

Thank steve g

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