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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  • Friday 28th August and we visited this historic site, which dates back to the first settlement to about 7000 BC and the first palace dates to 1900 BC. It has been referred to as Europe's oldest city.....  more »
  • Lovely experience particularly when you know the history of the Palace. It takes you back to Ancient Greece and it allows you to experience the wealth of the Minoan civilisation. It’s probably worth.....  more »

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