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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 yesterday

I think it is the design of the columns that gives the sense of age. They do not feel Greek, but more Eqyptian or Summerian. The on-site recreation really helps to get a feel for the place. But you must see it in conjunction with...More

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Anyone who visits Crete should visit Knossos. Excavated by Evans and others, it has its place in Cretan History. The site is fascinating and is in a lovely green part of Heraklion. There are good free car parks and you can also esily get a...More

Thank Brendan D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We found ourselves having mixed feelings after visiting this site. On the one hand we were very impressed by how big the palace is and how beautiful it must have been in it's glorious days, but on the other hand we could not come to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My sister and I went on a day trip to Knossos and the archaeological museum in Heraklion with the local travel firm Olous travel in Elounda. It was a long but very interesting day with a very good guide that took us around the Knossos...More

Thank osceneo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited this place for the first time in 2002 and since then it has changed a lot. Now it became too touristic and many places where you could enter in the past are forbidden now. Also the price has increased too much. So if...More

Thank Berthaki
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Reviewed 1 week ago

IT had been a long time since I last strolled round Knossos and times had moved on. For a start, the name of the game now is the queue, particularly if you are visiting Knossos through your own arrangements. Queues were massive when we arrived...More

Thank singhasam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve paid 15 €. And it’s definitely too expensive for the view I got. Most of the palace is forbidden to walk through. But I can’t say that there is too much to see. Just two walls are not destroyed totally.

Thank Anna T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very expensive, long queue and very crowded. Low level remains only with dubious concrete reconstruction and little information to inspire the imagination. If you feel obliged to visit it, at least visit the archaeological museum in iraklio FIRST which helps give you a bit of...More

Thank Becka W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the site as part of a tour group, which I would reccomend whole heartedly. Entry looked like a bit of a nightmare with queues that seemed to go on for hours, as part of a guided group you were able to bypas this and...More

Thank Danny B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently toured the Knossos Archaeology site on Crete. I chose to add Crete to our Greece trip because of this site. I was not disappointed the complex was enormous and parts dated back to 2500 BC. The palace had a complex...More

Thank Bill A
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Scott8147
10 June 2016|
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Response from gitti253 |
Hi Scott, have you already been there? Note: Knossos entrance fee 2016: 15 €, reduced ticket 8 €. Or purchase 1 ticket valid for both the Museum and the archaeological site of Knossos, valid for 3 days: €16, reduced €8, you... 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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