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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  • I very like a history and this place affected me. Very interesting site with a professional guide and also with a visit of Historical Museum Heraklion 
    I very like a history and this place affected me. Very interesting site with a professional guide and also with a visit of Historical Museum Heraklion  more »
  • I went with my family on vacation. While entering, I was approached by some local guides who work at the museum who offered a guided tour of the ruins. At first we were skeptical, but... IT MADE A... 
    I went with my family on vacation. While entering, I was approached by some local guides who work at the museum who offered a guided tour of the ruins. At first we were skeptical, but... IT MADE A...  more »

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