Knossós

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Its courtyards, corridors, rooms and stairways excavated and partly reconstructed by Sir Arthur Evans, Knossos is the most important Minoan palace; this is also Greece's earliest city. Among this labyrinth of ruins, note the: sanctuary on the west side of the courtyard; throne room where the high priestess presided; royal apartments (four storeys); outbuildings for artisans and shops; and royal way, probably leading to the ports of Katsambas and Amnisos.

Useful information

Address : 

Knossos

Phone:

+30 281 023 1940

Price:

6 €

Opening hours

May-Oct: 8am-8pm; rest of year: 8am-5pm, Mon 1pm-5pm - €10 combo ticket including Heraklion archaeological museum (valid 48hrs), free admittance 1st Sun of every month in Nov-Mar

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The royal apartments occupied four
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Places of worship at Knossós
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Worship took place in several rooms at
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