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“minoan palace”(41 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 small exhibition visited knossos heraklion museum information boards bus stop entrance fee bronze age great site under cover interesting ruins walk around wear a hat
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank eamhair
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank DanCarmody
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank PeteWLaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank NinDinja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought we would do this one day when the weather wasn't so hot. Was €6 each and not even worth that. Pretty boring, information in the building as you go in but nothing around the site so when you get there you have no idea...More

Thank Carly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place if you like history in fact it is a must. But there are lots of reviews on this already In terms of logistics well signposted good car park and with a short walk fine by bus (busstop 36). In wasn't...More

Thank Rickzepplin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This architectural site is really worth a visit if not only to appreciate the amount of work (trowel and paint brush) to create or unearth these ruins ..... BUT please who ever is responsible in the Malia region for this site you need badly: More...More

Thank B4lmy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the history of this place but there are no maps or any literature at the site. If you go, and I do recommend it, read up on it first.

1  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Whilst this archaeological site may not be so well known as Knossos, it can act as a very useful introduction to the layout of Minoan Palaces and therefore we would recommend it as a precursor to a visit to Knossos and Phaistos. However, be prepared...More

2  Thank Elaine B
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Leah B
1 June 2017|
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Response from John L | 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