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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

Amazing, everything that the history books say about this destination = is well worth the visit. A definite must if you are on the island of Crete. I highly recommend paying the small extra for the tour guide.

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed yesterday

If interested in history, check out the palace of Knossos while on Crete. It was amazing to visit one of the largest preserved Minoan centres. Tips: - Its a big area, and it can be extremely busy, so patience is a must. It was packed...More

Thank Miea_H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not that impressed as a lot of concrete has been used in the reconstruction of the site,I thought that as it was the most ancient city in Europe that more care should have been taken with using materials correct for the period that it was...More

Thank Taryn38
Reviewed yesterday

Idea to go to Crete in May was great. I cant imagine myself being under the top sun in July or August on the historical site. Idal temprerature to move along this huge site, which i difficult to describe. I know some about the big...More

Thank Vinetou
Reviewed yesterday

We went on a guided tour but soon left the guide as all she did was hold up a postcard and then talked about what was on it. We had bought a small guide book so found it more useful than being with the guide...More

Thank SharksSupporter1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a guided tour, a must see if you like history and archaeology. I would recommend that is you go buy the combined ticket for the palace and the museum as is cheaper that way. The entrance for the palace was 15 euro...More

Thank thirst_for_travel85
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were told to go just to the museum as there is not much to see at Knossos. Thank goodness we went as we were pleasantly surprised at what had been recovered and preserved at the actual site. We did go in the middle of...More

Thank Svetlana P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Knossos palace is one of the two "must sees" on Crete. The other being the Archeological Museum in Heraklion. Plenty of free parking. entrance fee is €15. A combined Palace/Museum ticket is $16 valid 3 days. I would recommend seeing the palace first, as it...More

Thank steve420
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I read a number of reviews before we went and it seemed on the whole almost everyone advised to join a group tour. WE did. ANd thank goodness as hearing the myths. The legends and the back story about the palace was worth every penny....More

Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a taxi to Knossos as it was very near to our hotel. We went round with a guide which was well worth it as she was very informative. My husband found it most interesting and was the one place he wanted to see....More

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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?
25 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.