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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  • Every visitor to this magnificent island should visit at least ONE of the three major Minoan City Palaces ( Knossos , Phaestos / Festos and Malia ) , and as Knossos is the largest and most famous... 
    Every visitor to this magnificent island should visit at least ONE of the three major Minoan City Palaces ( Knossos , Phaestos / Festos and Malia ) , and as Knossos is the largest and most famous...  more »
  • It is an iconic place in crete. It is mostly a ruin of big huge palace. Some people get a guide but i found the signs were enough for me. There is kind od small parking by the museum and also... 
    It is an iconic place in crete. It is mostly a ruin of big huge palace. Some people get a guide but i found the signs were enough for me. There is kind od small parking by the museum and also...  more »

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