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Address: Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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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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Palace of Knossos Tour

Went to the Palace of Knossos were King Minos reigned, toured round for a couple of hours with a guide who told you of it's history, then went to be museum in the City Heraklion... read more

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The palace at Knossos is one of the most profound archaeological sites of Western civilization. Amenities scored 5 stars. The site and surroundings gave a good idea of what the labyrinthine complex looked like and why the location was where it was. Our visit was ruined by a poor private guide whose knowledge seemed shallow (language?) and who thought it... More 

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Crete, largest of the Greek islands, highlighted by the ruins of the great Palace of Knossos, ceremonial and political center of the ancient Minoan civilization and residence of the mythical King Minos. The Gate 1 Travel group explored the Throse Room, the frescoes of the "Prince of the Lilies", and the Queen's Megaron. Peacocks strolled the grounds along with visitors.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Good but could be better, Booked with a guide which it's such a busy place you are Lucky to get time. Guides are very knowledgable

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I travelled with a party of 7 people to Knossos. It's the most expensive of the historical attractions on Crete at E15 per person. We were cross that even though one of our party was clearly in their 80s, they would not offer a concession on the price unless we could produce a passport (we could not at that time).... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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I've dreamed of visiting Knossos for about 35 years and can't believe I actually got there. It was more amazing than I expected. The huge excavation reveals so much about Minoan civilization, including art and architecture, technology, ritual and religion, entertainment, politics, and other lifestyle elements. We were so glad we signed up for a guided tour, too. All guides... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Went to the Palace of Knossos were King Minos reigned, toured round for a couple of hours with a guide who told you of it's history, then went to be museum in the City Heraklion to see all the Palaces relics and artifacts. Then had a couple of hours to roam round the city and get a bit to eat.... More 

Thank Lorraine M
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We spend 2 hours at the Knossos and did a guided tour. While the history itself is impressive, the "Restorations" don't help much and have a rather cheap look and feel. They should have left everything in its original state...

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Haslington, United Kingdom
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A very interesting and enjoyable experience.Quite busy and we were out of season. It must get really busy in the high season .Good amenities,Would recommend.

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Maleme, Greece
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I think it is the most beautiful site on Crete. It is probably because Evans did a lot of reconstruction on the site. Maybe scientific not totally right but it gives you a better understanding what is has been. It is amazing that this enormous building was set up so long ago. Visit on sunday,it is not so overcrowded and... More 

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Sir Arthur Evans spent a large chunk of his life excavating this place in two distinct periods. Most of the impressive artefacts (or remnants) are now housed in the Archeological Museum in nearby Heraklion. Go directly there, do not pass go, do not waste your time money or energy here. The "Palace" (Evan's guess and everyone seems to have just... More 

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