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Knossos Archaeological Site

Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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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
+30 281 023 1940
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Reviewed today via mobile

You want culture? This place has it. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and will go into the history of the place in very good English (other tour languages are available). A lot of the ruins have been reconstructed in some way by previous archaeologists and...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed today via mobile

This site has been updated and very poorly. Not worth seeing and definitely not worth paying for. Ruins are supposed to be viewed in the state they are in not a bad fix up job

Thank Monique J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We generally avoid using guides at historical sites, but on this occasion I'm glad my wife said yes when asked if we wanted a guided tour in English with a professional guide (who it turns out speaks 3 languages fluently and has been a guide...More

Thank CMH1966-WA
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our first attempt to visit was at around 9.15am, but there were already long queues and many, many bus tours, so we decided not to go in. It is a very exposed site, so best to avoid the middle if the day (temperature was 35℃...More

Thank cjk59
Reviewed 4 days ago

didn't live up to expectations, not a great deal to see, and like all monuments is ruined by a plethora of guided tours (and I got there early) you will need your passport to get for concessions, the guy in the ticket office is merciless....More

Thank jcbfc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As we entered the site we were asked if we'd like to join a small group, 8 people. Our guide was Katerina very knowledgeable and interesting. Without her, we wouldn't have known what we were looking at, it's history or its significance. This is a...More

Thank Eastlight108
Reviewed 5 days ago

Perfect place to travel back in time, great for history lovers... If you visit during the summertime make sure you have with you water, sunglasses and a hat!

Thank AnnieskaStark
Reviewed 6 days ago

In my mind, you haven't been to Crete if you haven't visited Knossos. We took a guide at the entrance to the site (worth the investment and the wait until enough people are gathered), and complemented this experience with a visit in the museum in...More

Thank Roy_SH
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was a little disappointed as there is quite a lot of restoration. We also purchased the double ticket but the museum was closed by the time we had gone around the ruins as we arrived late in the afternoon however no one advised us of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately some of the "restorations" over the years seem more like guess work than solid archaeological work and so you are left wondering how correct everything is, but it is still a fascinating site. One disappointment was that things were reconstructed using concrete instead of...More

Thank scott
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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
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