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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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Reviewed 3 days 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 days 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 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entry is €6 for and adult, parking plentiful and free. This is a well preserved site with minimal “restoration” and is free from the crowds of Knossos. Many of the information boards are blank which was a shame as I would like to have learned...More

Thank Kath M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much less frequented than Knossos but just as interesting. Well worth a visit because there are less people getting in the way so easier to get an idea of what you are looking at. There is obviously so much that hasn’t yet been excavated but...More

Thank 121sintac
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice slice of history, very interresting even for 9-year old. Nice bench area in shade for break. Close to Potamous beach to cool down after hot walk around.

Thank UrsulaS1089
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Randy and I were so impressed with the Minoan people and their life so many years ago. We are talking thousands of years. There were very advanced for the time. The most important to me was their love of peace. Getting along, being supportive, caring...More

Thank tallwarm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my 2 sons (10 and 13) spent a lovely couple of hours here. Great place to visit if you like history

Thank Keena R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it was very hot on that day and there isn’t much shade on the main ruins, it is a place really worth seeing. For anyone who is interested in ruins and old cultures, I found it very interesting. Unfortunately there isn’t much of...More

Thank Assa Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will have to use your imagination, unless you take the tour the information is limited, but the different building styles can be seen around the site. Worth a stop, also the nearby beach is very nice.

Thank Nicky H
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Leah B
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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