The Palace of Knossos, Knosos

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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  • We were on a cruise with MV "Celestyal Olympia", and we reached Heraklion early one morning. The tour of Heraklion and the Palace of Knossos was a free "included" tour. The palace was a bit of a...  more »
  • On our first visit to Heraklion several years ago, we had not visited The Palace of Knossos. Last summer, when we returned again to Heraklion, we did decide to tour the Palace of Knossos and were...  more »
  • Having waited over 60 years to visit this site, I was not disappointed! The sheer scale and spectacular situation make it a site worth visiting but I would strongly advise a visit to the excellent...  more »

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