The Palace of Knossos, Knosos

Ruin · Historic Site
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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  • Out of all the places of historial significance I visited around the world, this was the most disappointing one. Not only were Several areas closed off (due to Covid apparently- it’s in open air...  more »
  • I was amazed..no speechless to see how the houses were built with bathrooms and kitchen etc...my biggest question when I left this stunning historical set up is..What happened? Why did not the Greek.....  more »
  • The palace's location and architecture is breathtaking. It is one of the oldest structures in the ancient world. I recommend to visit it early in the morning especially in summer.  more »

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