A fascinating palace taking you back many thousand years ago, incredible wall art, history and sight!
About Knossos Archaeological Site
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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