History and Culture
Palaces and Forts
Knossos is Europe's oldest city and a major attraction in Crete, host millions of tourists a year. Old Palace, throne rooms, frescoes, paintings and many artifacts are the major attraction here.
When to visit:
may - october .
8:00 - 19:00 Everyday
Bring water and sun had during summer as the heat is intense here.
Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and the second most popular tourist attraction in Greece. Minoan Palace at Knossos is the biggest attraction on Crete and good for half a day tour. Some of the rooms here have been recreated to give an impression of the scale and grandness of the palace.
- Grand Staircase leading to the royal chambers
- The Shield frescoes behind the characteristic Minoan columns