The Palace of Knossos, Heraklion

Built over a Neolithic town, The Palace of Knossos represented the ceremonial and political center of Minoan civilization on Crete. English archaeologist Arthur Evans made his name by working on the excavation and partial restoration of this ancient palace for over three decades, beginning in 1900. The palace complex contains a maze of living spaces, workshops, banquet halls, shrines, and storerooms, built around a central square sometime between 2000 and 1350 BCE. To gain a glimpse into the wealth and sophistication of the Minoan culture, hop on a bus in nearby Heraklion and join a guided tour of the palace's labyrinthine corridors, so vast they gave rise to the popular legend of King Minos and the Minotaur. To plan Heraklion vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • We like the place but the problems are the price for the entrance is very expensive and there is no services no support and many restrictions, it means you come there you pay so much to get in and the...  more »
  • Fine excavated and exhibited at the show Palace of the Minoan civilization. Interestingly, no maze is not there, this view emerged from the fact that the man was a visitor it is easy to get lost in the transitions of the Palace. Trip to Knossos was pleasant, the place is definitely curious. Be sure to take a guide. Offish you only see a bunch of stones, yes some of the restored frescoes. Be sure to visit
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  • The dominant city of Minoan civilization where he has done iperifani on Crete and throughout Greece today. Admirable what did people thousands of years ago and that, of course, were pioneers for their time. Tour or without will find someone very easily the splendor of this Palace. The visits receives daily too many and not unfairly I think too many finds are kept in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
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