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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  • I went to the palace of Knossos on a beautiful sunny day and had a great time. The ticket for an adult only cost 8 euros and there are guides offering guided tours in several languages if you want a bit of extra information. The site is really full of history and although many part are reconstructed it is quite unbelievable to think how magnificent the Minoan society was. Expect to walk on uneven paths but definitely worth a visit.
  • Good for those with archeology interest. Mr Evans used his imagination to reconstruct some of the ruins. Because it's all outdoors, just pray it's not raining on the day. The highlight for us was lots of peacocks and one male was actually dancing. Never seen it before! Bus service to Heraklion every 15 min
  • Great historical place! We went in the afternoon and there was no queue at all. It can definitely get very warm and the place has little cover with quite a long walk. Lots to see and do I suggest bringing water and sunscreen as there are no shops once you are inside.
  • Located on the island of Crete, this ancient capitol has a long history of human habitation. The first palace was built around 1900 BC on the ruins of previous settlements. The area includes workshops, storage areas, fresco's, irrigation drains and underground piping. They were so advanced they even had indoor toilets that we're flushed with rain water held in cisterns. The palace was considered the center of Minoan times and it's position allowed for growth, trade and prosperity.
  • I really enjoyed my visit. I strongly recommend it. You can really understand the complex and how it was treated after the discovery. Great archaeological site
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