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 $57
Duration: 6 hours
Full-Day Knossos And Heraklion Tour From Chania BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $42
Duration: 12 hours
The Palace of Knossos Reviews
I was expecting to see an antiquity. Damaged by time, and conscientiously restored. Like the Parthenon in Athens, or the temples of the Valley of the Temples in Sicily. What the Palace of Knossos is..... more »
We were on a cruise with MV "Celestyal Olympia", and we reached Heraklion early one morning. The tour of Heraklion and the Palace of Knossos was a free "included" tour. The palace was a bit of a... more »
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