Palace Of Knosos

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  • 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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  • Palace Of Knosos Address: Knossos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
  • Palace Of Knosos Contact Number: 30-2810231940
  • Palace Of Knosos Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Palace Of Knosos Price: 5 EUR
  • Time required to visit Palace Of Knosos: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Crete include Palace Of Knosos in their plan

  • 69.95% of people start their Palace Of Knosos visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Palace Of Knosos

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

90.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Palace Of Knosos

People normally club together Historical Museum Of Crete and Heraklion Archaeological Museum while planning their visit to Palace Of Knosos.

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  • Nice place to feel the atmosphere of old times and renovation works. Especially you won’t visit any similar place before. Actually, from scientific point of view, many renovations are quite questionable, but just let yourself enjoy the moment and the place. You will need at least one hours to browse around. Be aware that the place is pretty much at open sun, so take care of yourself. And enjoy the sounds of cicadas )))

  • If you can buy your tickets before you get there. It's very busy & at this time of year extremely hot. I spoke to some people were waiting for over an hour, for the guided tour. The Palace itself is well signed & lots of information provided. Information boards are in both Greek & English. Parking can be an issue if arriving by car. We found a nice little restaurant up the road (Pasiphae Restaurant) which provided spaces, as long as you used their facilities on completion of the visit. We did & enjoyed it.

  • Had an amazing day visiting the Knossos. We were on a guided tour, and we saw all the highlights. The only thing that we though t could have been better, was the waiting line for the Throne room. We stood in line for over 10 minutes in the hot sun, expecting a big throne room. But unfortunately it was quite small and it was in-and-out in 1 minute.

  • I had a bad experience with the tour guides here. Read on to learn from my experience and avoid the same thing happening to you. When we joined the queue for tickets we were approached by various different tour guides, they were all approved and easily identified as they all wore accreditation, most were older women 60+ and each offered the tour in a particular language, French, German, Polish etc. Eventually as we moved up the queue we were approached by a guide offering the tour in English. The price was agreed at €10 each for two adults and no charge for our two kids 11 & 14y.o. (this is in addition to the standard entrance fee of €15 per adult) She then told us to wait to one side with two others who would be on the tour and she would purchase our entrance tickets so there was no need to wait in line. Tour guides are permitted to skip the queue to buy tickets for their clients. At this point however our guide continued to work the queue looking for more clients for her tour. After 5 minutes or so she had some more prospective clients but they weren't keen on joining a larger group and asked how much a private tour would be. €100 was her reply (€80 seemed to be the going rate with other guides but she could obviously identify a mug when she saw one) and the customer agreed. So at this point she just abandoned us, we having been out of the queue for over 10 minutes we would have been near the top had one of us stayed in the queue. The guide did say that she would send over another guide to take us. At this point I decided to rejoin the back of the queue whilst my wife waited for another guide. After a few minutes another guide did appear but when we protested that we had already waited too long she tried to get the four adults waiting to pay €80 between us to commence the tour immediately. At this point another guide appeared saying that she had been sent over to us by the original guide and a full scale row broke out between the two guides arguing as to who would guide us. At this point we all abandoned the idea of having a guided tour and everyone rejoined the queue! So my advice is to have one person remain in the queue no matter what your guide says as insurance against this happening to you too.

  • Absolutely beautiful. My second time here, and I'm still spellbound and awestruck at the sheer magnitude of the site. The restorations are a credit to the history and luxury of the palace. If you're disabled and struggle to walk but are determined to see everything (like me) please allow yourself at least four hours for the exploration of the site. It is a HARD walk with uneven surfaces and high stairs. There are benches and walls you can sit on all around, so if you allow four hours, you can have plenty of sit downs. TAKE A LOT OF WATER. Knossos has an incredible ability to scorch you and dehydrate you, almost as if Hades himself is making the place hotter than anywhere else. With the walking and climbing included, you must take a lot of water or suffer, and possibly end up with heat stroke. They will offer you tickets to the museum for one euro extra.. Now, the artefacts are beautiful, but the exhibits are crowded and claustrophobic, with guides pushing you out of the way and women whose only purpose seems to be to yell, "Quiet, please!!" - one of whom grabbed my eleven year old son roughly by the arm and told him to shut up. In context, the place is so loud you have to raise your voice to speak to anyone with you, and they yell at you for it. You'd be better looking for pics online. Knossos - money couldn't buy you a better sight. Museum - a living depiction of the underworld and rudeness.

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