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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The Palace of Knossos Reviews
The best parts of the remains are those that have not been re-imagined (mostly in concrete) by Arthur Evans. If you want to see a properly excavated and preserved Minoan palace, go to Phaestos. more »
Site incontournable bien sur,mais personnellement un peu surprise de voir une restauration ainsi,le ciment mélangé avec ces merveilles c'est surprenant ! je pense qu'une restauration dans le style de ... more »Site must be of course, but personally a little surprised to see a restoration as well, the cement mixed with these wonders is surprising! I think that a restoration in the style of the time would have been more sensible, but by lack of comments of a francophone Guide, we know no more about the why, so in the whole to see to say that we saw Knossos and then we remain on his hunger
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