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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  • We were quite excited to visit the famous palace of Knossos in Crete, but left rather soberingly unexcited to be honest. As far as cultural significance goes this really is amonumental spot in...  more »
  • Out of all the places of historial significance I visited around the world, this was the most disappointing one. Not only were Several areas closed off (due to Covid apparently- it’s in open air...  more »

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