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Address: Knossos | Knossos Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 15
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These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous...

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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Private Tour to Knossos and Archaeological Museum or Shopping from Heraklion
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Knossos Palace and Heraklio town Private Half Day Tour
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Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

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Interesting Stop over in Antiquity.

I'm one of these terrible cruise people, but it was probably the only way I was going to see this wonderful palace. Got here on the Hop on Hop Off Bus, very hot day. Even without... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a tour from our Cruise ship during our stop on Heraklion (Crete) and this was the main attraction. This palace has a lot to see and many of the artifacts on site are what you have seen in books and magazines so it is impressive to see them first hand. quite a large site and it does not... More 

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Richmond VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Finding this place on your own can be tricky off-season. The tourist shops on upper side of road are all closed but the ruins themselves to the left are open along with a wonderful juice bar and museum shop. The ruins are enough to keep youngsters attention. The signage is pretty amusing in a droll manner. The Englishman who excavated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to this site during the off season for a Classical Studies field trip. This site is absolutely massive so I recommend you come on a sunny day. The reconstructions even if controversial give a better idea of what the site might have looked like and the remains are so interesting to look at. While there is no labyrinth the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm one of these terrible cruise people, but it was probably the only way I was going to see this wonderful palace. Got here on the Hop on Hop Off Bus, very hot day. Even without the cruise people this place was fairly full. Not in that good a condition having to use one's imagination. Well worth a visit to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I suggest having a tour guide forthis so they can shed more light on what you are looking at. There are not tons of signs with information, and the gides are good at helping you see the highlights to get the most out of limited time.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first ever European civilization was born here!But the maze is not here make no mistake,the Minotaure either

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited very late afternoon/early evening as we had always been put off visiting due to the thought of the heat and crowds but this year a late afternoon visit fitted in perfectly with our days itinerary. I have to say that whilst we probably wouldn't have enjoyed visiting through the day with the heat and crowds at this time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a whole day there. It was well worth paying for a guided tour first. We had lunch and then spent time going round again. We had gone to the museum first which helped us understand it even more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Palace of Knossos yesterday and was delighted not to be hassled by thousands of Cruise members being bussed around the island ! In retrospect we should probably have taken advantage of the many English speaking guides who were kicking their heels by the entrance. We were able to read the many helpful boards that described what could be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several hours walking around in yhe area which is smaller than we thought. Benches to sit on. Probably a much better experience if you use one of the local guides which stand at the entrance and speak several different languages.

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