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, 71410 Irákleio

Phone:

+30 281 023 1940

Price:

15 €

Opening hours

May-Aug: 8am-8pm; Sep: 8am-7pm; Oct: 8am-6pm; Nov-Apr: 8am-5pm - ticket counter closed 30min earlier

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