On a trip to the island of Crete is a must to visit the Palace of Knossos. At about five kilometers from Heraklion, the main town on the island, the site combines the ruins of the archaeological site with the reconstruction of part of the old buildings. This reconstruction, although controversial, help the visitor to get an idea of what may have been the size and appearance of the palace complex, with the strong colors of the columns and frescoes, the terracotta pots, the porticos, colonnades and corridors.
The huge buildings that included both residential areas, workshops and storage facilities, made this sophisticated city of Minoan civilization, an important economic center that maintained commercial ties with most cities in the eastern Mediterranean.
Archaeological Site of Knossos
Opening Hours and Ticket Prices:
8 am - 7 pm daily
Adults € 15 / students over 18 and senior citizens 8 € / children and up to 18 free
Special ticketing package for the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and the Archaeological Site of Knossos: € 16 (reduced: € 8)