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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
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  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
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Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have seen other sites such as Petra, Ephasous in Turkey, the Acropolis and such like then don't go here as you will be very disappointed. There is not much standing and it is a large site to cover especially if you can't imagine...More

Thank Debra F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Avoid Little Garden coffee bar - one of those mercenary touristy places which make you feel disillusioned... €6 for a juice need I say more

Thank Laure O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take a bus to Knossos from main bus station. You can buy ticket in the small house near the vehicle entrance of bus station. It is 1.70 EUR in one direction, or 3.40 round trip. If you use car, be sure to leave the car...More

Thank MilosPantovic
Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked this trip as part of a guided tour, which we recommend as we learned and understood much more than if we had been ourselves. It was a 2 and a half hour bus journey from where we were staying (Elounda) which wasn't the...More

Thank neve1707
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pretty cool place to visit.. went before closing so it was empty and the public bus wasn't hard at all to navigate. Worth the trip!

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is reconstructed with cement, but that is just so you can have better view of what was there long time ago. There is alot of original pices of palace. As fan of architecture and art i enjoyed this. I could get the picture of...More

Thank Aquarius C
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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
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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