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.
Tours To The Palace of Knossos
Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $58
Duration: 6 hours
Full-Day Knossos And Heraklion Tour From Chania BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $42
Duration: 12 hours
The Palace of Knossos Reviews
Wish this place had been left without Evans influence, it’s hard to determine actual remains and what the first archeologists decided was the story. Free on first Sunday of the month in winter though more »
Beautiful place, interesting history , excellent guide (Sevastianna Souki) . Don’t miss the place if you are visiting Crete. Combine it with a visit in Archeological Museum in Heraklion. more »
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