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Visiting Palace of Knossos Crete

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Located in Knossos, the city that is considered to be the oldest in Europe, is the Palace of Knossos. This palace is where the mythical king Minos is supposed to have lived for about three hundred years, starting in 17th century BC. This place is considered as the most magnificent of Minoan monuments. This palace has one of the richest histories in the region and also has a lot of folklore amongst the locals. The exemplary piece of art is worth a visit during the tour of Greece.

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Palace of Knossos Crete Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

The tickets are available at the entrance of the attraction. The ticketing counters tend to have long queues and fairly long waiting times.

How To Get Around?

Getting around the monument is not easy, but walking is the way to go. Precautions need to be taken to make sure not to get lost in this huge palace.

What Should I Wear?

Casual clothes are the way to go. Wear something comfortable preferably with shoes.

Palace of Knossos Crete Facts

Best Time to Visit

June to September is considered as the best time to visit Crete. The weather is delightful during this period.



Will I Need a Guide?

Yes, a guide is highly recommended. Local guides are available through booking for one beforehand is preferable.

How To Get There?

Crete is well connected by the road as well as by flights. There are plenty of buses plying to Crete and travel times by road are not too long.

Additional Info

Make sure to carry a bag of essentials and water. Beware around the palace as it is in ruins as well as a little fragile.

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