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Address: Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number:
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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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Knossos Palace and Heraklio town Private Half Day Tour
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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

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impressive archilogical site

I have been there recently during the low season and it was indeed worth visiting. We had a very strange experience with the guides! The first guide asked, for the 2 of us, first... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Mechelen, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been there recently during the low season and it was indeed worth visiting. We had a very strange experience with the guides! The first guide asked, for the 2 of us, first 80 euro, but when she saw we found it expensive, she quickly went down to 60 euro and then to 40 euro. When we still walked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dates back 4000 years to Mycenae and Minoan dynasties...located just five km south of Heraklion, Knossos Palace and ancient city ruins give a glimpse of the vast empire of King Minos, ruler of the Cretan world...awesome lion frescoes and minotaur sculptures. Nice museum also on grounds and souvenie shoppe

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On one hand the palace is a must see. On the other hand, the palace has been heavily restored and isn't necessarily historically accurate in either its layout or in the murals.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a lot to see. There are lots of nice reconstructions. I liked the throne room the best. We went during the winter, so there were not many people, but we were told it gets extremely crowded in the summer. There is also a little cafe on site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace ruins show what our ancient predecessors could plan and build during ancient times without much of modern machinery. It really puts to shame our sense of achievements in the modern time. It's a timeless piece of handicraft, if I may say so. Fabulous

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice excellent place.the history on this place is unbelievable.evryone must visit this place! Don't miss it

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can take a public bus from city center to The Palace of Knossos and buy the ticket at the entrance. You can hire a guide if you are interested on the history, the place is not very big you walk through it within 2 hours. Many tourist especially when there are cruise ship at the port.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It can be cold when visiting in January. Book a guided tour for an informative and heartfelt storytelling. Located on a hilltop, the partly reconstructed palace is atmospheric. Look out for Cretan urns used to store honey and replica murals in vibrant orange and blue. Peer in at the Throne a Room and the dolphin murals nearby. This used to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting experience. Tour was arranged through HOLLAND AMERICA! Tour guide seemed very well informed. The site is quite beautiful. Palace architectural designs are very unique. Visit would be more enjoyable with some pre-tour historical info.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read a bit about the site before you go. Then take the tour with Katarina. Fabulous! Go early enough to walk about again after the tour...truly frosting. Enjoy!

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