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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 023 1940
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Reviewed today via mobile

Unfortunately we had to pay the amount of 15 Euro although we showed an international student card (isic). Actually its said on their website that students of the EU have free entrance. This isn't the fact. We paid, but were very disappointed. It's not worth...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A fascinating place to visit. Amazingly preserved and partially restored Minoan palace complex. The size of the site is incredible and gives an insight into the sophistication of this 4000 year old society. The restored frescoes give an indication of how beautiful the rooms must...More

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After seeing all the fabulous artifacts at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the next step is to visit Knossos where you can get a more complete picture of their daily life. We had a great docent, Popi, who clearly explained the workings of the Palace.

Thank Mary Anne A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured on fall sunny day so comfortably warm. Entrance fee 8 Euros but can get combined ticket for anthropology museum. Combine both for understanding impressive Minoan history. Next time I will bring my grandchildren to learn about the labyrinths and Minotaur and bull jumping ceremony....More

1  Thank Linda K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything looks fake and badly redone Use of a lot of cement and nothing original Waste of time devote it to the many other beauties of Crete

Thank Cesare P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really good visit to an ancient palace site. Although the "fresh paintings" are new it helps to appreciate the classic ancient look of the Palace in all (well most of) its splendor. Certainly, lots to see and many photo opportunities.

Thank allanriley9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad we visited, hot day and not a lot of shade and that was October, very busy so difficult at times to get to the boards to read about the palace. We could have done with a simple guide not a degree version book but...More

Thank daisyj39
Reviewed 1 week ago

been here both on an organised tour and indepently, thoroughly recommend this fantastic place, if you do it yourself you can just tag onto a group and listen but like previous reviews lots of info boards around, do wear comfortable shoes and loads of sun...More

Thank lisa84Sissi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to the site in a rental car and found the free parking very close and safe. The site itself is well maintained and our guide was quite knowledgeable and led us at a leisurely pace. The beauty of the art throughout was outstanding.

Thank FunTraveler25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived mid morning and did not have to queue for too long. There is a ticket booth to pay by credit card if you do not have enough cash. Entry fee is €15. There is ample free car parking available. I would recommend wearing...More

1  Thank elshwizard
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30 August 2017|
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Response from doniertevely | Reviewed this property |
If you have never been or read much about Crete .. and you have the time and stamina .. then I believe the tickets allow you multiple entries over 2-3 days. CHECK THIS THOUGH! Things change. By and large .. if you are... More
Carlee W
20 August 2017|
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Response from DusmanuIonut | Reviewed this property |
Hey, I think you can't bring the dog inside. There were no dogs there. They have to protect the ruins.
8 August 2017|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
They are the same