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Knossos, Crete Island: 51 reviews and 95 photos

Also known as Labyrinth or Knossos Palace,it is the largest Bronze Age Archaeological site on Crete and probably the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilisation and culture.The palace appears as a maze of workrooms,living spaces and storerooms close to a central square,detailed images of Cretan life are provided by images on the walls.Today it is a popular tourist destination situated south of the city of Heraklion and has been substanctially restored by Archaeologist Arthur Evans.The ruins were discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos,he conducted the first excavations of the west wing and a section of the west facade.The palace and city is believed to have supported a population of well over a 100,000 people at some time in history possibly between the 19th and 16th centuries B.C,the site was once destroyed by fire but has since been reconstructed.
The palace is open all year round and the entry fee is 6 euros per adult,children under 18 free.
Opens at 9.30am till 6pm

Address: Prefecture of Heraklion
Directions: South of Heraklion city
Phone: 15
Website: http://www.crete-guide.info/knossos.htm

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  • Written Oct 30, 2011
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