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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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Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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+30 281 023 1940
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you don't want to take a punt on a Knossos guide; and don't want to crane your necks as you wander round reading the texts around the ruins, here's a little known alternative. I came across izi travel, who produce audio guides for a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was pretty busy with tourist and school excursions. It was difficult to navigate without the help of a guide. The guides were at the front gate waiting for guests to enter so they could pounce on them. A guided tour will cost you from...More

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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

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Reviewed 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 ...

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 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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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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