Knossós: Royal Apartments

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The royal apartments occupied four floors hewn out of the hillside above the river. Light wells let in light and enabled air to circulate. A stairway leads to the living quarters, which are linked by a network of passages and corridors. An openwork partition separates the Hall of the Double Axes, which was probably the Guard Room, from the King's Room where there was a wooden throne. TheQueen's Room is lit by a light well and decorated with a copy of the Dolphin Fresco.

Useful information

Address:

Knossos, 71410 Irákleio

Phone:

+30 281 023 1940

Opening hours

closed for security improvement works as well as the grand staircase. Visitors can however take a glimpse into some rooms

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