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
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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91.32% of people who visit Crete include Palace Of Knosos in their plan
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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
Knossos is a good 6 km out of Heraklion, but you can get the Number 2 bus that's cheap and direct from the bus station near Heraklion marina. It's far from cheap to enter or eat there, though. Take a packed lunch and water, as well as sturdy shoes and factor 30. The Palace itself is sprawling with some parts remarkably intact. You can almost see the township that inhabited it all those centuries ago. There are guided tours around the Palace in several languages, including English, French, Greek, German and Russian. The groups do become a size (and a hindrance), so do be prepared for a long slog in the hot sun if you join one of them. Some of the architectural remains will leave you astounded, as will the paintings that have survived so, so long. If you're going to Crete for a fortnight, definitely set a day aside for Knossos. If you are only there a week, you might think one of your days wasted. You can learn more by visiting the museum in Heraklion (and stay a good deal cooler for longer and for much less cost). As my wife succinctly put it, after a while, it becomes more old bricks after more old bricks.
A great day out and a must see in Crete. Do some reading up before you go. Wear comfortable runners/sneakers. Bring a big bottle of water maybe a sandwich to keep you ticking over. Fruit is also good. It will get warm so course suntan lotion.
If you don’t know anything about this place, I’d recommend doing an English guided tour as it was difficult to understand one part of the ruins from another. If you’re into this stuff, I’m sure it’s more exciting but if you just come here because it was on a list of top sites to visit in Crete, perhaps pass this up and spend your day wine-tasting instead!:)
it is one of the historic places of Crete. The layout is well done, there are guides who practice all languages. The remains are impressive but there are failures because we can see concrete among the other materials. there may be no other way. Possibility to park easily and for free, to eat but it's not free 😊. In summary the place is unavoidable. Enjoy ! Have fun ! What else ?
A very interesting archaeological site. Well preserved and laid out. We visited in November and it was quiet, but in the summer it gets very busy. Well worth a trip easy to spend a couple of hours. Try to get a guide though.