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The Palace of Knossos

Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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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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Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a guided tour, a must see if you like history and archeology. The story behind it was amazing. I would recommend that is you go buy the combined ticket for the palace and the museum as is cheaper that way. The entrance...More

Thank pattymrod
Reviewed yesterday

Cheap entry and personal tour guides available on the gate. These guides were not in uniform and it was hard to know whether they were official or self appointed. No signs for price and duration so we declined. Overhearing one,,as we walked round, they did...More

Thank Lbp121
Reviewed yesterday

The palace of the one of oldest civilization in Europe. It's really impressive even if you are not deep in history.

Thank Georgy M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I first visited the Palace 30 years ago, then nothing was cordoned off and the site was much quieter and smaller . In July 2016 I revisited, and clearly a lot of excavation has revealed an impressive site and it is amazing, you really get...More

Thank Carolineschoice21
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect after reading some of the reviews, but we spent an enjoyable couple of hours there with our two young children. We took our pushchair which is quite light, and found we could get around a fair amount of the...More

Thank LozzaJLondon
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are interesting facts here but most you can see elsewhere don't pay too much for this attraction.

Thank Sareyg11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For sure you ll love the time that you are going to spend there go early in the morning to avoid the tours in there I loved and enjoyed but if I knew that I ll love it I would read more about it 2...More

Thank MontherYASEEN
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating look at Minoan .history.The site is very large and the ground is very uneven. There is very little shade and it can be extremely hot so a hat ,water and decent foot wear are essential.There are some lovely frescoes but most treasures are in...More

Thank Ellen J
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was interesting,if you are so into the history, had a dig abit ourselves, which we do not mind doing, as it was not informative enough, make sure you have your camera at the ready for some interesting pics.

Thank audrey622
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic historical location easily accessible. Reasonably priced with children. Shouldn't miss the opportunity to see the extremely ancient anthropological museum. Parking is close. Be careful of the terrain and wear proper shoes as one can easily trip.

Thank mandyd722
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I would like to combine my visit to the Palace of Knossos with a visit to a beach. What beaches are close by? Can I take a bus from Knossos to a beach and then back to Chania where we're staying? Thank you!!
7 June 2017|
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Response from Tiberiu D | Reviewed this property |
We had also a rented car in Crete - it's the best way to move around... About your question: if you think about a round trip Chania - Knossos - some beach (where you wish to stay few hours) - back to Chania in the same day... More
Sylvia H
Can we get to the palace of Knossos easily from the cruise ship! What is the entrance fee per person ?
2 May 2017|
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Response from Haytours C | Reviewed this property |
The cost is 15 euro, up to 18 years is free, every 15 minutes there is a bus
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What are the hours on a Sunday in June?
26 April 2017|
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Response from Dimitrios E | Reviewed this property |
The archaeological site at Knossos is normally open every day in summer from about 8am to 7pm (closes 3pm on Sundays). Winter hours from November to March are usually 8am-3pm daily.