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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 2810 231940
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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 2810 231940
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Reviewed today

firstly I think it fair to say unless you have a guide you can easily find it disappointing as the signage is pretty mediocre. I appreciate that this adds another €10 to the €15 entry cost but you should consider it as €25 per adult...More

Thank TrevB56
Reviewed yesterday

I was very dissapointed... As for me u should easer not ti touch easer to do all. All in all it is enough less then 2 hours for slow visiting. It is better to do it easer early in the morning easer in evening not...More

Thank Katerinka_Mur
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing visit to this ancient palace. A wonderful insight into life at Knossos 3000 yrs ago. A must see place.

Thank SharonT5
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit this place to get a vision of how magnificent this place would have been many years ago, very pleased we done so, easy transport links from main bus station or just around the corner from the museum of archeology, we done...More

Thank Rab C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just go. It's a must. Worth it to hire a guide. Very easy to get to from Heraklion. The public bus costs $2€ per person.

Thank StillHoneymooners20
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the most important archaeological sites in the whole world! Surrounings are charming and breathtaking, with all those beautiful trees and nature beautes... There is a beautiful cafe at the very entrance of the site!

Thank salex2510
Reviewed 2 days ago

Of course, writing "lot of stones" about Knossos Palace is a joke as it is very iimportant for specailists of the Minoean civilization, but the interest is very limited for common people. All the findings made there are on exhibition in the Archeological Museum in...More

Thank MichelS85
Reviewed 3 days ago

Certainly one of the major sites of ancient Crete, though the more elaborate features are reconstructions, with commensurate lines. Still 'must see' if you're on Crete, and in that area. Text panels are informative and self guiding. Cafe near entrance looked tempting. There are regular...More

Thank kizball
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pairing a visit to the Palace with the Archaeological Museum helps pull the early greek history together. But it's crowded and no relief from the heat. We did the site in an hour and considerate well worth the visit.

Thank paulu18
Reviewed 3 days ago

At first, I thought these ruins were going to be like Pompeii...but they are not as built up as Pompeii...but then I realized that these ruins are much, much older!!! While they are not as interesting as Pompeii, the fact that anything is still standing...More

1  Thank MMF326
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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
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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