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Address: Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number:
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These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous...

These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous Minotaur, a half-man half-bull creature that devoured young virgins.

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Private Tour to Knossos and Archaeological Museum or Shopping from Heraklion
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Knossos Palace and Heraklio town Private Half Day Tour
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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

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Palace in every Greek art history book

I remember studying this Palace for my art history degree many years ago, never dreaming I would ever see it in person. While it was truly interesting from a number of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Betsy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Entranced with the grounds, building and stories! Beyond my imagination the advances the inhabitants had at such an early time...flushing toilets 500 years before Christ walked the Earth? Wow. Didn't want to leave.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well when we arrived you could see it is very popular with the tourist. As you walk around and read and listen to the commentary you start to get an understanding of how versatile the greeks were all those years ago. The buildings where they had running water etc the palaces where the wealthy lived. Another amazing fact was the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can only visit one site on Crete, Knossos is the one you should go to. This partially reconstructed ( by excavator Arthur Evans) ancient site provides the visitor an understanding of what the Minoan palace complexes looked like. Then visit the other sites such as Phaistos, Agia Triada, Malia, Kato Zakros, etc which have not been reconstructed. Having... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was one of the biggest palaces in Greece. If you like Greek history, you need to visit this place! If your student, then bring your student card with you, and you'll get in for free.

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Thank Miguel C
Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The bus to the Palace is a breeze. When you consider that the Palace was built around 4000 years ago it is amazing. I feel if one was thrown back in time you would get a feel for the city. A little reading before hand will enhance your experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a bus to the Palace. It was easy enough. The ticket to enter this palace can be purchased at the bus station in town. It was a fantastic spot to get soaked in the Cretean culture. Half day needed at most.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember studying this Palace for my art history degree many years ago, never dreaming I would ever see it in person. While it was truly interesting from a number of perspectives, it was a bit disappointing to learn so much of it had been "restored". Something always seems lost when ancient buildings are altered a lot from their discovery... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always wanted to visit and we were lucky it was so empty. When it's busy it must be quite unpleasant. But I kept feeling Arthur Evans' reconstructions, and frescoes, felt wrong, and not nearly enough is left to the imagination. Compared with the amazing archaeological museum in Heraklion, it's a disappointment. But it's in beautiful country and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited last February in a sunny sunday morning the ancient palace of Knossos. The experience was great and we could admire the palace and the ancient minoan civilization.We spent more or less 3 hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Palace of Knossos is an archeological site I would recommend visiting early in the day, it quite exposed to the elements so plenty of sun cream. There is a guide who will take you around but we did the walking tour in our own time. All of the information is in various languages

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