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Knossos Archaeological Site

Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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Knosos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fascinating palace taking you back many thousand years ago, incredible wall art, history and sight!

Thank Olga G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went there by car. We stayed near Chania, but we had to see Knossos! I went there 17 years ago and I enjoyed the history behind everything. It was very open! Unfortunatly these days, they have bridges to lead the people through the site....More

Thank Ocdewilde
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the worst tour guide who told us nothing about Knossos. She had no sense of humor and half the time we couldn't figure out what she was saying. All she did was tell stories and barely gave us any history. It was about...More

Thank Noodlebee
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth stopping at - good facilities. Private guides are good value and will negotiate - ensures you see the key points if you have limited time. Lots of good tourist shops nearby and other archaelogical sites nearby if you want to spend the day -...More

Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The site is a must-see but the restoration made by Evans in early 1900 make it a bit Disney-ish. That said, it is a landmark in Europe's history that cannot be missed during a visit to knossos. The site is kept in excellent state. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my teenage daughter and we really enjoyed this tour. Very hot on the day we visited (mid 30 degree) but there's shade under trees. Take plenty of water. We took a taxi from our hotel rather than the organised coach trip. Very interesting...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But should learn about it.... possibly Europe's oldest city (I thought it was Corinth but I am sure I will be mistaken). Amazing!. I want to understand the context of the development, and it makes it of upmost importance to visit the sites. Unfortunately most...More

Thank matildin
Reviewed 1 week ago

History as taught in the US rarely goes this far back in time. This came well before Corinthians, Spartans, and others. Museums in Heraklion and Chania in Crete also make it well worth the visit.

Thank jbwfive
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many archaeological sites nowadays being excavated by professionals and their students. Compared to 20 years ago, we can see and learn much more. It seems unbelievable that people could build such wonderful cities, homes and communities.

Thank savannahsandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the Mediterranean, and certainly deserves a look, be warned that it was "reconstructed" as a Victorian fantasy that I found shocking. If you only have a short time then certainly visit, keeping in mind...More

Thank Peter M
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10 June 2016|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
I paid separately so I can't answer the question directly but I can make the following suggestions. 1) Go early to both 2) Hire a guide at Knossos 3) See Knossos before the Museum 4) Allow about 4 hours for each 5) Go early... More
7 February 2015|
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Response from LuckyeddieBristol | Reviewed this property |
We arranged a private tour guide before we left for Crete and found him great value in terms of cost and the benefit of his knowledge of the site. We arrived at 09:00 ahead of the organised tours and had the site to... More