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“minoan palace”(43 reviews)
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The site of an ancient Minoan civilization, these majestic ruins are surrounded by the beautiful Greek countryside.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Malia, Crete, Greece
+30 2897 031597
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All reviews worth a visit minoan palace on site guide book large area visited knossos small exhibition heraklion museum information boards love history bus stop great site couple of hours interesting place entrance fee guided tour great place to visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were here on a Globus tour, but this was part of a 3-day cruise tour by Celestyal Cruise Olympia. There's probably more here among the ruins than any other place after Acropolis and the Parthenon in Athens. We had been seeing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dragon789wv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from Malia! Paid 3 euros each. Worth a visit! Toilet facilities also available. Wouldn’t recommend to families with very young children!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kwheatleyxxcom
Reviewed 26 October 2018

After suffering Knossos - the people, the rebuilding and the conjecture, we got to see the genuine remains of a Minoan palace. No signs explaining what Evans thought; we were left to imagine and deduce for ourselves.The site itself is in an inspiring position between...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sanj743
Reviewed 24 October 2018

My husband wasn't a big fan of this place. We basically walked around and looked at rocks, which I thought was amazing. My mind went back to the civilization that once was and what it must have been like. I LOVE history and enjoyed my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Annie M
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I find some reviews of this place hilarious when they describe it as just a lot of old stones, what do they expect from a 4000 year old building, three floors, wallpaper and bathrooms? This site is unspoilt by ill-informed reconstructions as found in Knossos...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Great site with atmosphere and its BIG, combine a visit with trip to nearby Potamos beach nearby and don't forget to visit the Bee pendant tomb

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eamhair
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We drove to the Palace of Malia from Stalis which is about 15 minutes and there is lots of parking available when you get there so that was a bonus. Entrance fee was €6, which was okay. The grounds themselves are quite big, lots to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This place wont be for everyone, its mostly remaining foundations for the Minoan Palace. Well worth a visit if youre into history mind. If you get the chance do it with a tour guide, those guys are worth every penny in places like this to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DanCarmody
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

As an OAP with my passport, I got in for 3 euro (normally 6). I found the site very interesting having previously visited Knossos. In a little building near the entrance there is a model of the palace as it was about 1800BC. You can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed 5 October 2018

One of the smaller archeological sites on Crete. We didn't have guide so you just wonder around and make up your own story. It would be nice to see more of a description near the buildings or a folder/booklet.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Leah B
1 June 2017|
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Response from johnlX8817IB | Reviewed this property |
The price is €6 per person and you pay on entry.
7 September 2016|
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Response from Janusz P | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The ruins are open in October and you don't need to book a toured guide to get in there. The opening hours are: Summer: Monday: 13.00-19.30 Tuesday-Friday: 08.00-19.30 Winter (From 1st November to 31st... More
Tina B
27 March 2016|
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Response from izzymadsternyc | Reviewed this property |
You can take a bus from the main station in Heraklion. Make sure to get on a bus going to "Malia Antiquities" (bus #38 I think) ask the kid selling tickets on the bus to tell you when to get off. The bus stop is up the road... More