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