Knossos Archaeological Site

The most famous archaeological site in Crete!

Archaeological Sites Knossos Archaeological Site

Knossos is the largest ancient city in Crete. It was first founded around 7000 BC. The Minoan civilization was the first civilization in Europe and the first to ever build a palace.

According to the myth, Knossos was home of Minotaur, the half-man and half-bull monster that was imprisoned in a labyrinth beneath the king’s palace.

Knossos is located 5km south of Heraklion city.

Entrance Fee: Full ticket 15 euro, reduced ticket students and citizens 65 and over 8 euro. There is a combo ticket available for the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and costs 16 euro.

Opening times: Daily 08:00-20:00


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