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Palace of Faistos

Eparchiaki Odos Faistou - Kalon Limenon, Vori, Crete 702 00, Greece
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Gorgeous

The ruins of this Palace are truly gorgeous and authentic (nothing has been reconstructed like in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Giulia P
Important site also has splendid views

A Minoan palace of similar proportions to Knossos but on a hill with splendid views of the fertile... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jonh82
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Eparchiaki Odos Faistou - Kalon Limenon, Vori, Crete 702 00, Greece
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"souvenir shop"
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"minoan crete"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Jonh82
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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

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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
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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
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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 Gábor H
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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

1  Thank balgorfirenze
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The ruins here are interesting, the site itself is huge but I do wish there was more information in each section of the ruins because it does leave you walking around, wondering if the section you're in is part of what you read in the...More

1  Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Came at 6pm excellent time to avoid the crowds and heat. Long walk uphill from the carpark to the ticket both, not good if you have any walking difficulties. The price of entry is now 8 euro pp and there are no combined tickets any...More

Thank Skin197
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

If you visit Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion you should go to Phaistos Palace too.

Thank Viktória G
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