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The Palace of Knossos Skip-the-Line Ticket
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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.
Knosos, Crete 714 09, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday

It's really impressive to have a flavor about what the human civilization meant 3-4000 years ago. We visited the Palace many years ago and have enjoyed visiting it again this week. Before going there, I would advise to search and read on the Internet some...More

Thank Ovidiu_C
Reviewed yesterday

Some recall the Greek mythology of the Minotaur and how Perseus defeated the beast and find his way out the labyrinth too with a ball of string...but the archaeology of, still remains. The antiquity is most impressive but perhaps even more so are the contents...More

Thank G_Zingiber
Reviewed yesterday

It's €15 whether or not you want the twinned free entry to the Museum in town. 65+ however will get in for €8 provided you show your passport or photo driving licence. Plenty of shade on site and a fair way of spending a couple...More

Thank Dorsetshireboy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ruins being ruins.. we went without much expectations. In fact, the restoration of certain areas helped us to visualize better and having visited the museum prior to this, it also helped us appreciate the history and key artifacts better.

Thank ma5quer
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After reading the reviews, we went on a group tour with a guide for an additional 10 euros each and were pleased we did. The ruins wouldn’t have made much sense otherwise. You may have to wait for 15-20 mins until there enough people in...More

Thank Bandbird
Reviewed 2 days ago

The palace is very interesting, but unfortunately there are only ruins. On these ruins are built fake remains of the built thousands of years ago. The archaeological museum of Heraklion is much, much more interesting.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife take a daytrip to Knossos to see this important archeological/Historical place in the world. The Minoan society where here around 1700 - 1500 BC and this was a rebuilt from the first palace which was established in 1900 BC. there is...More

Thank Tor b
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to get a guide who also jumped the que for our entry tickets. She explained so much of the history, relevance and mythology associated with this site well worth the extra cost. This civilisation predates the ancient Greeks by a couple of thousand...More

Thank Ed A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited last week on an excursion.Had a very good guide who was very helpful ..Our admission costs also included a visit to the museum in Heraklion where a lot of the artefacts are housed

Thank michelle m
Reviewed 3 days ago

An ancient palace with minimal original artifacts but very interesting and well worth a visit. Be sure to include the museum

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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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21 July 2018|
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Response from Iain K | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's open on Sunday's 0800-2000.
3 July 2018|
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20.00 is current close time