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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 of the palace, but also outside of each room, there is a signpost that writes information.