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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  • A little bit disappointing. Some of the areas are still closed. I had been to the museum in town (combined ticket costs €20) and very much enjoyed it. There’s a model there that shows the size... 
    A little bit disappointing. Some of the areas are still closed. I had been to the museum in town (combined ticket costs €20) and very much enjoyed it. There’s a model there that shows the size...  more »
  • Interesting place we bought an audio tour and downloaded it to our phones. Quite a few sections shut for conservation at the moment. U must have an imagination as it is ruins rather than anything... 
    Interesting place we bought an audio tour and downloaded it to our phones. Quite a few sections shut for conservation at the moment. U must have an imagination as it is ruins rather than anything...  more »

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