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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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Knosos, Crete 714 09, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was there with my children on the low seasson of April. No big lines to wait, at all... It's a must seen on the island of Crete !!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GeorgiosVeletas
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was priced very reasonably - 8E. A map of the site was a further 2E. There are also lots of information boards around the site which are very comprehensive. We had enquired about a private guide before we entered but they wanted 80E which...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting, especially if you remember the story! Being worked on continually to develop further but not while open to public.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been dying to visit Knossos Palace since an aborted visit in about 1995 when it was closed due to flooding from heavy rain. We returned in 2013 and stayed in Stalis from where we got a bus to Heraklion and then a bus...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Purplegeri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come from a village close by of this wonderful site and i will tell you only some tips... So, 1st Don't visit early in the morning , because everybody does. 2nd dont visit in the middle of the day because its very hot and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank GiorgosMavrakis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The origins of Greek mythology are here. From the Minotaur - half bull and half man to the labyrinth this is the place. Imagine 4000 years ago, the power controlled from here. But with the town wiped out with a tsunami they were over thrown...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This palace is one of the greats Hard to believe it was in decline 3700 years ago We took bus 2 from the central square and it cost 1.20 with the ticket bought from the kiosk (80% more on the bus) the ride was about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
4  Thank Timothy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful, well maintained site and great to visit at this time of year. The resorted frescoes, throne room and giant pithoi are incredible. The first paved road in Europe is also there to see. The site is suitable for small children. Visitors...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank soniat175
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, you will see ruins in addition to current day restoration. It gives you a different perspective of what it could have looked like. If your in the city if Heraklion, take the bus from the bus terminal for €1.8. One way. I believe it’s...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 548keithp
Reviewed 17 February 2019

At that site you do have great wall paints as testimonies of the ancient Greek civilisation but you've got the "modern world" interfering everywhere as pipes, electric wires, on the buildings...and so for us it was quite difficult to feel the history of that place....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Tanya V
24 October 2018|
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Response from GailDeacon | Reviewed this property |
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13 August 2018|
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Response from Vacation789493 | Reviewed this property |
It is very easy. You also have city bus buses, express buses that go directly. You do not need a particular guide or tour guide. There are guides outside the palace, various nationalities to explain the history and the halls... More
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Response from iaink2001 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open on Sunday's 0800-2000.
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