The Palace of Knossos, Knosos

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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 Knosos vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Fascinating place, and well worth a visit if you’re in Crete for the week. It’s not Ephesus or Pompeii by a long way, but still a to do. Very interesting, though rather disappointing that some of... 
    Fascinating place, and well worth a visit if you’re in Crete for the week. It’s not Ephesus or Pompeii by a long way, but still a to do. Very interesting, though rather disappointing that some of...  more »
  • On the outskirts of Heraklion, the Palace of Knossos is a must visit if in Crete. The seat of the Minoan civilisation, the ruins are not that extensive, but are well worth a visit for the history... 
    On the outskirts of Heraklion, the Palace of Knossos is a must visit if in Crete. The seat of the Minoan civilisation, the ruins are not that extensive, but are well worth a visit for the history...  more »
  • Very interesting developing site. Great to see the progress of the new discoveries Informative . Not overpriced 
    Very interesting developing site. Great to see the progress of the new discoveries Informative . Not overpriced  more »

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