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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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Excellent site

Very interesting to see and quite accessible although the pathways are a little confusing but you can just wander around and see everything. Good signage.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The highlights of the place include the throne, early air conditioning, early pipes, early toilet, and how well reconstructed it is. Some feel it's too reconstructed but that's too late to change now.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting to see and quite accessible although the pathways are a little confusing but you can just wander around and see everything. Good signage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone who goes to Crete has to visit this one of a kind site. Though it is mainly in ruins, just standing on this vast space and looking around and imagining back to a time where ancient civilization actually resided here...you will get goosebumps. Do not forget the museums just a slight distance away and pray that you come across... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing ruins of 1,100 rooms over 20,000 square meters, including reproductions of many great murals. To see the original murals and other artifacts from the site, you should also visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. We took a private tour of the ruins. Without a guide it's hard to know what you're seeing, and all the history and mythology surrounding the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we came in winter without crowds. It's a fascinating history but not sure about the reconstruction. In winter it's lovely to stroll around.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a place to visit! This ancient place is full of history and understanding about where all have begun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a trip but take plenty of water, walking shoes as the terrain is a bit rocky in parts, and sun cream as there isn't a lot of shade and it gets very, very hot during the summer months. If you don't want to go on an organised tour, you can buy a hop on hop off bus ticket... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place definitely needs a Licensed guide and should be combined with a visit to the Archaeological Museum. Only then you can see the Minoan age !

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a person who has seen many archeological findings, this was not that impressive. It's nice place to see, but don't get over excited because it doesn't offer much.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boring, overrated, and over priced! It also didn't help that we went on a freezing cold, windy and rainy day. The tour guides outside hound you to get you to buy a tour of the palace. We didn't do that. We just walked around. If you read the history of the palace, so much of it is controversial, that it... More 

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