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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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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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  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed today via mobile

The palace itself is incredible old, older than most sites in Greece including the Parthenon. Most of the restoration work is speculation and extrapolation from whatever little bits of the palace have survived, however the history behind it is interesting and worth a visit for...More

Thank Tiru2211
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Reviewed today via mobile

I first visited here over 20 years ago. I remember it to be well maintained. This trip was very disappointing, wanting to show my son his ancestral roots. It was hard to distinguish between the ancient ruins and the rebuilds that have been attempted over...More

Thank Pete M
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Reviewed yesterday

Though somehow disappointing with few remains it is good to remind the history. The entry fare remains rather expensive : 15 € per adult and do avoid buying a "natural" orange juice at the high price of 4,50 € ! You will find much more...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The guide was funny without meaning to be. When grown sons asked about the Minotaur they were told that was just a myth. Approximately five minutes later the guide pointed to a mountain top and told us that was where the great God Zeus was...More

Thank Jane P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely hard to imagine the immensity of it all before and thats why its not worth the 15 euro fee per person. Nice if you love rocks. Some erected parts have been reconstructed in a fantasy way and fantasy colour. Disney alike. Definitely a waste...More

1  Thank Charles K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There are glossy brochures available but there is a plan available for €2. However all are confused because the site is on so many levels. We had been before so had a reasonable knowledge of layout but first timers could us e a guided tour.

Thank Fillipos
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very close to Heraclion (about 6 kilometers) is the cradle od european civilisation. This site is must see, even for those who have very litlle interest in archaeology.

Thank Jasmina J
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing, not to be missed. Take a tour or an audio guide. This is a terrific history lesson. The story of the Minotaur, the half man half bull who ate humans and lived in the maze at the bottom of the palace. Learn how the...More

Thank 6vivian
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Heraklion is known for the Palace of Knosos, and it is must stop on any tour or visit. One should try to arrive early, before the large buses filled with tourists arrive. Given the expanse of the site, it is best to have a guide...More

Thank realbigbear
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Knossos is located about 6km outside Heraklion in Crete. It's regarded as a very important archaeological site but I think you would need to know a bit more about archaeology than I do to appreciate it fully. The site sprawls across a hillside and there...More

Thank Alan M
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Jim B
14 March 2018|
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Response from dalton1skiing | Reviewed this property |
There were guides at the entrance. Many spoke German and English, among other languages. Just ask them on arrival.
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judyporter
30 August 2017|
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Response from doniertevely | Reviewed this property |
If you have never been or read much about Crete .. and you have the time and stamina .. then I believe the tickets allow you multiple entries over 2-3 days. CHECK THIS THOUGH! Things change. By and large .. if you are... More
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