The ruins of the Palace of Knossos, the largest and most brilliant centre of the Minoan civilization, are located 5 kilometres south of the historical centre of Heraklion. Twisting corridors and stairwells, which used to connect as many as five storeys, create a truly labyrinthine complex, which is why the palace has often been seen by scholars as the equivalent of the mythological Minoan "Labyrinth".
The palace features important architectural innovations for the times it was built in, such as water supply systems and sewer networks, shafts for the lighting and ventilation of the lower levels of the palace complex, as well as rooms equipped with baths and sanitary facilities that almost match modern constructions in ingenuity and function.
Address: Knossos, Heraklion, Crete
More Info: Hours might change according to the season
Opening hours: Daily: 8am-6pm
+30 281 023 1940