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

Enjoyed a morning visit, interesting place with buildings and artwork. Easy drive from Heraklion city centre.

Thank On_my_travels_so_far
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was mistaken by checking the opening hours on Google. The results reported opening until 18.00. How I was surprised (not pleased) when I arrived at 14.30 and learned that I have only 30 mins left until closing! I quickly bought ticked for 8 Euro...More

Thank Mdennah
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited early in the day when it was not too over crowded. I did not have a guide but there are generally local guides available for a small fee. The signage was very good so I did not miss having a guide. The location...More

1  Thank bethaj2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We we think on a hop on hop off bus and eventually reached the Palace of Knossos. We found it very interesting. You can walk round yourself or go with a guide. It wasn't too busy when we started to look around but it soon...More

Thank rosie21NorthWales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the site of Minoan society and the legend of the labyrinth and the half bull half man minatour. An older generation of archeologists has reconstructed parts and this is frowned upon by the purists. However if done well it gives you some idea...More

1  Thank driller52
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best visited after seeing the Archaeological museum where the artefacts from the site are stored. The history is amazing and profound but without seeing what was actually excavated one might easily overlook the exquisite world of the Knossos Palace, a world well ahead of its...More

Thank Anckie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited at the entrance to join an English speaking guided tour and was well worth the wait and the money. Very knowledgeable guide. Simple bus ride from the Bus Station very cheap and very frequent. If you are over 65 make sure to take...More

Thank 27williamson
Reviewed 1 week ago

The centre of Minoan civilisation which began circa 2000 BC 😵 the palace was a multi-storey building on an area of 20000m2 😵 they used skylights to bring daylight to rooms 3 storeys underground, they used complex drainage and water-supply systems 😎 and their god...More

Thank Sarka G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family rented a car during our stay in Heraklion. After managing to get lost on our way to the Palace we eventually found our way. I had freshly squeezed orange juice at the entrance (with free wifi at the cafe). We got lucky and...More

Thank Derek R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palace of Knossos is an interesting stop in Heraklion. I visited the same day as the museum. You can walk around on your own or get a guide on site for details and stories.

Thank TheWorldTraveled
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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.