Palace Of KnososCurrently Closed
- Address: Knossos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 30-2810231940
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Palace Of Knosos - Review
The Palace if Knosos in Malia is a lovely archeological marvel. This part of an ancient city is certainly worth a visit and a must visit attraction for those who are fascinated with ancient Greece. The place can really taking you back into the ancient period.
A part of the Minoan Civilization, this ancient ruin is best visited with a guide in order to know more about the rich and varied history of the place. The place has also been partially reconstructed and you will also get a good idea of what it must have looked like in its glory days in the visual reconstructions. If you are a lover of history, the place is sure to be a lovely day trip and a delight.
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91.7% of people who visit Crete include Palace Of Knosos in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
91.02% of people start their Palace Of Knosos visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Palace Of Knosos
86.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palace Of Knosos
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Palace Of Knosos, Crete Reviews
Good historical place to visit if you are in Crete. Price is not huge so don't worry to spend a lot of money to have a tour. I used a tour guide and was able to understand everything about the palace and it's history. You will have a good time if you live history and if you like to learn about historical places. There is a lot to see and you will enjoy it especially if it's sunny as you will be outdoors a lot. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as you will be able to walk around the palace and it's territory so you want to be comfortable while you walk around. Take many pictures as you will like to remember the place and tell to others where you have been. Was great trip so I believe you will enjoy it too.
To qualify, went without a tour guide, from this perspective I wasn't overly impressed. Although there are some re-constructions (which are highlighted that these may have no historical relevance, and could just be the work of an active imagination), it's hard to gain an overall impression of what the site would of been like to really spark the imagination. A subsequent (Heraklion) museum visit certainly helped to fill in some of the blanks, but in isolation... Just another ruin.
This was a fun site to visit. We reached the site by bus which wasn't difficult and was pretty inexpensive (less than three euro). We wandered around for about an hour. It was hot but there were a number of places to sit in the shade. There were lots of good signs to get a better understanding of the site. Also, there were lots of local guides available to tour you around the site.
Incredible experience that far exceeded my expectations. The site is fairly large, and you can easily spend a couple of hours here. There are plenty of information panels to explain what you are seeing. The place is also very well kept. I had heard that Knossos would be crowded, but despite it being a busy day there was plenty of space to walk around and it did not feel bad at all.
Amazing historical place to visit. However to get the full experience, and really understand the history, you have to visit the nearby museum in Heraklion. Its only 1 EUR extra if you buy the combined ticket at Knossos palace.