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Located in Heraklion's elegant district, this 5-star hotel offers 2 gourmet restaurants, a free wellness center and a large freshwater pool. Luxurious rooms feature balconies with pool and city views.... staff caring about making your stay the best possible we had an issue with the taxi driver at the...
Located in Heraklio, 1.8 miles from The Minoan Palace of Knossos, GD Gallery Suites provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar. We didn't had the time to have breakfat, our plane was at 7, but everything was perfect, good...
Less than 5 minutes' bus ride from Heraklion center in Crete, Sofia hotel offers a seasonal swimming pool and a seasonal restaurant. It serves breakfast and features rooms with free WiFi and a... Very nice small hotel. We come late at night. Everything was perfect.
Athinaiko Hotel occupies a central position in the heart of Heraklion, just a short stroll from the port and offers comfortable, rooms with attached bathroom. The room was very comfortable, spacious and clean. Breakfast was delicious.
Located 820 feet from the sandy beach of Karteros, Prince of Lillies is set amid a garden featuring a swimming pool with children's pool. It offers rooms with a private balcony. ability to check in after midnight
Featuring a bar, Asterion Hotel is located in Heraklio in the Crete region, 1.7 miles from Heraklion Archaeological Museum and 2.1 miles from Venetian Walls. The hotel was right across the bus stop, very close to the airport and the city centre.
Pasiphae Heraklion Hotel is located in Heraklion, very close to the airport, port and the historical center where several restaurants, bars and museums can be found. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. Excellent location, clean room, air conditioning, pleasant staff, an easy check-in process, good...
Located just 656 feet from Heraklion Port, City Life Hotel offers quality central accommodations with modern amenities, including free WiFi access. The hotel is fully air-conditioned throughout. The room and bed were very comfortable. The staff are very polite and super helpful.
It was awesome with a private guide that we had. Lots of signage for the sites that you see there, but get a good guide if you can. Also, get there as early as possible. Even in late September, it was getting really crowded by late morning.
Most of monuments were restored by an archeologist (!?) almost 100 year ago. He used his imagination and reinforced concrete, not knowing ancient art at all. Even paintings are fake. Anyway, Crete is a beautiful island, rich of history and beautiful nature
dont bother been wanting to go here my entire adult life such a disappointment, overpriced, overcrowded, not very inspiring give it a miss and go to one of the lesser known sites you will get more from it.
Not worth the effort. The place looks more like a mad architect's dream than authentic ruins - none of the reconstructions are authentic and whatever the guides tell you in the end it always turns out that we in fact have no idea what was what among the ruins. The crowds don't make it any more pleasant and the ticket prices are ridiculous compared to what you get (if you buy tickets via Google Maps, it's cheaper). I was really keen on exploring Minoan architecture but what you see at Knossos is more a product of vivid Victorian imagination than actual Minoan culture.
It is so fascinating. I recommend having a tour guide to get the most of what you see. Also, don't miss the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion. These two places really go together. Many artifacts from Knossos are in the museum.
I have been to both Egypt and Mexico and compared with the sites there Knossos was not as impressive as I had expected. The photo at the head of this insert was the best thing about a site of erected stones.