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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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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 023 1940
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a very interesting place to go, there's a lot of history and you're guided along the way with detailed information about everything. Be careful about the days you go, we went on a hot day and it was tough but still pleasant.

Thank Alana K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very important and interesting historical site. You shouldn't go from Crete without seeing it. It is very easy to reach it by bus from the central station. For kids it was free.

Thank Malkhazi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a world class heritage site that has been partially and clearly re constructed to aid the interpretive process. The oldest remains are 4000 years old. The site is great but I'd also recommend going to the archaeological museum - both are well worth...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Very interesting historical site where the "retouched paintwork" actually adds to the spectacle! Lots to see in a 2-3 hour visit, interesting talks from guides as you wend your way around the site, or you can just explore with a camera at your own...More

Thank allanriley9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early because there is so much to see, I do recommend to take a guided tour, or at least buy a guide book. Don't forget to take a bottle of water with you specially when it's hot.

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting place where you can touch the ancient history. When you walk through these archeological site you realize that you were in a school history textbook. Is'n it a miracle?! I recommend not only read about this palace, about the Minotaur, about the...More

Thank Stray_cat_m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here you can really find core elements of Greek history. This settlement is about more than 3000 years old

Thank joern76870
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A shade of difference in the middle of great Greco- Roman cultural pompousness. Knossos palace is a cornerstone of a past from a Neolithic Minoan civilisation, dating back to 1400 BC. Take a day tour from the town of Iraklio to spend a relaxed half...More

Thank kaushikg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turned out to be a more expensive day-out than I expected. Euro 15 each (4 of us but under 18's free - nice - so Euro 45). Told you really need to use an official tour guide to get the best, we did Euro 10...More

Thank KAEandE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This palace was abandoned about 3000 years ago and were in a terribly ruined state until re-discovered in the late 1800's. Many structures were rebuilt and even painted in the early 1900's and there is wide dispute over the accuracy. There are many frescoes recovered...More

Thank RichardK938
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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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