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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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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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Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic historical location easily accessible. Reasonably priced with children. Shouldn't miss the opportunity to see the extremely ancient anthropological museum. Parking is close. Be careful of the terrain and wear proper shoes as one can easily trip.

Thank mandyd722
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Palace at Knossos was pivotal to Minoan civilization. But none of the written materials posted at various points are very informative. They instead generally present a running commentary on the controversial restorations by a British explorer almost a century ago. For a first-rate presentation...More

Thank lilyanne456
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw this after having toured the islands and having been on several guided tours of ruins. Compared to Ephasos in Turkey, this was a huge letdown. It cost a lot to get in, and then we made the mistake of paying 10 Euro each...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed yesterday

when you see this place and you understand it was built 3ooo years bc it makes you wonder what we have been doing. All the finds be it gold silver or painting are held in the museum in heraklion which is also a must visit

Thank Derek B
Reviewed yesterday

if your interested in history this is definately a place to visit,very interesting also has an excellent restaurant

Thank markzx9r
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can not visit Crete without coming here Come as late as you can as far fewer people & guides will do 1:1 for a very reduced sum Allow at least an hour after your guided tour to retrace & get all historical,facts to sink...More

Thank Dinah G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ruins of Knossos lie in peaceful surroundings, it's hard to believe that it was once the heart of a powerful empire. Although Arthur Evans added some of his own interpretations when he excavated the site, the few bursts of colour on some pillars and...More

Thank Ellessr
Reviewed yesterday

We both, my wife and me, are keen on to historical parts while visiting countries. So, the Knossos Palace was of our great interest. I should mention that the best way to cover is combination with Archaeological Museum in Heraklion. Otherwise the picture won't be...More

Thank Антон М
Reviewed 2 days ago

Do not go expecting a palace. It was destroyed twice, first by earthquake and then by fire, and that was in 1300 BC. The ruins are very interesting if you are interested in archeology, and read about the site before you go. It is certainly...More

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic place, make sure you go with a guide though to get all the facts and history. If it is a hot day make sure you take some water as its very exposed.

Thank Skirtie
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I would like to combine my visit to the Palace of Knossos with a visit to a beach. What beaches are close by? Can I take a bus from Knossos to a beach and then back to Chania where we're staying? Thank you!!
7 June 2017|
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Response from Tiberiu D | Reviewed this property |
We had also a rented car in Crete - it's the best way to move around... About your question: if you think about a round trip Chania - Knossos - some beach (where you wish to stay few hours) - back to Chania in the same day... More
Sylvia H
Can we get to the palace of Knossos easily from the cruise ship! What is the entrance fee per person ?
2 May 2017|
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Response from Haytours C | Reviewed this property |
The cost is 15 euro, up to 18 years is free, every 15 minutes there is a bus
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What are the hours on a Sunday in June?
26 April 2017|
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Response from Dimitrios E | Reviewed this property |
The archaeological site at Knossos is normally open every day in summer from about 8am to 7pm (closes 3pm on Sundays). Winter hours from November to March are usually 8am-3pm daily.