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Take a car or check bus time-table

Faistos situated between Agia Galini and Matala. There are few buses per day. But... check schedule... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dilenciya
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Wroclaw, Poland
Interesting site, but not the top one

Nicely situated on a hill, but a rather small site with little preserved. Definitely falls short of... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Ben070740
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Oslo, Norway
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Eparchiaki Odos Faistou - Kalon Limenon, Vori, Crete 702 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Faistos situated between Agia Galini and Matala. There are few buses per day. But... check schedule before departure. There were a lot of information about 4 euros ticket, which is not true. The ticket costs 8 euro. Don't forget water. The palace itself is rather...More

Thank Dilenciya
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Nicely situated on a hill, but a rather small site with little preserved. Definitely falls short of Knossos and Malia. The book shop is much better than the one at the Iraklion Archaeological Museum, bought several books there.

Thank Ben070740
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Of nearly a dozen archaeological sites that we visited on a recent trip to Greece, Faistos was probably the least impressive. Everything here requires a lot of imagination, and the information provided is slightly short of filling in the gaps. Unless you are an archaeology...More

1  Thank IlyaBurlak
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The ruins of this Palace are truly gorgeous and authentic (nothing has been reconstructed like in Knossos), and its location is gorgeous too with a fantastic view of the mountains surrounding it. The site is only fenced in a few places so you can quite...More

Thank Giulia P
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A Minoan palace of similar proportions to Knossos but on a hill with splendid views of the fertile plain below. There is a small cafe and a gift shop near the entrance which are both well stocked and reasonably priced. No audio guide which is...More

1  Thank Jonh82
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Set on a hill top with wide ranging views, this is a very interesting site and in some ways more interesting than Knossos. Information panels explain what you are seeing and there is less of a jumble of walls. The buildings have not been reconstructed,...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I loved this place. By going in April, there was hardly anyone here. It is similar to Knossos but with none of the reconstructions. Beautiful setting with views all around of olive groves. The megarons were brilliant. Stunning place and very well labelled.

Thank sajt293
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We visited with our 9 and 6 year old daughters. In some ways easier to get a feel for the place than it was at Knossos. Very few visitors at this time of year. Helpful signs in English. Worth visiting after you have been to...More

Thank Vanessa N
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Comparing to Knossos, Palace of Faistos is more authentic. There are no reconstructed buildings, no cheap tricks to attract tourists, but the remains are well excavated, well maintained. There are not so many tourists at the site, therefore you can discover the palace on a...More

Thank Cosmopolitan736019
Reviewed 14 October 2017

It is truly the finest Minoan palace in Crete. Made on a hill overlooking the plain, it is the summit of two buildings. Imposing the main courtyard, far bigger than the Knossos. King and Queen's apartments are vast. Large warehouses that keep some antique vessels....More

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