Knossos Palace

Once the Seat of Minoan Kings and forever linked with the legendary home of Labyrinth and the Minotaur a visit to Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, is a must to understand the Minoan Civilization and culture. The buildings still standing are from the Minoan Period and where constructed between 1700 and 1400 bc. The guide will provide you with a great deal of information concerning findings discovered in Knossos and you will have the chance to see the frescoes that adorned the Palace, the Kings Chamber, the Royal Guard Hall, the Double Axes Hall, the Queens Apartments and Courtyards. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is regarded as one of Europe's most important museums. The museum brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island's history Ten Kilometers south from Knossos is the famous village of Archanes. Set amid olive groves, this restored village is all narrow passageways, flowery balconies and freshly painted houses.


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