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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Grew up reading Mary Renault and other "historical" fictions and just had to visit Knossos. Did not expect to see minators, but was very disappointed to see the botched restorations done early 1900's. Except for getting a feel for the size of the palace, and the complexity of its design, there isn't much to see. All artifacts are in the excellent Archaeological Museum in Heraklion (get a combined ticket to save a little). Go early before the tour groups and the heat get there. There are city buses that take you right to the gate inexpensively.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Visit on Knossos Need to have guide. Walking there with my family was ok, but lot of the story of the Knossos were missing just reading infomaps. Services were ok and it takes uss one hour on Line to have tickets, it was not too long time. I would say yes to Knossos and super with guide.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

A must-see place on Crete, which used to be one the most luxurious palaces of the time! The great helpers will be a good guide and your imagination

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

I think it is the design of the columns that gives the sense of age. They do not feel Greek, but more Eqyptian or Summerian. The on-site recreation really helps to get a feel for the place. But you must see it in conjunction with the Heraklion Archeological Museum.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Anyone who visits Crete should visit Knossos. Excavated by Evans and others, it has its place in Cretan History. The site is fascinating and is in a lovely green part of Heraklion. There are good free car parks and you can also esily get a bus or taxi there. There are plenty of shops etc. The site was extensively excavated by Evans and Pendelbury and has amazing artifacts and books on Cretan history. The recreations by Evans were a bit unorthodox and in some cases highly dubious however they do offer the visitor an idea of how the palace 'could' have looked. It is still well worth a visit to this site of the actual palace of Knossos and the labriynth.

Thank Brendan D
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