Family Activities:

The Palace of Knossos


The Palace of Knossos

Knossos, Knossos Avenue, Heraklion

The most famous site in all of Crete is the ruins of what was, thousands of years ago, the center of Minoan civilization and the capital of Minoan Crete. This stunning site, restored (with some controversy) at the turn of the last century, is best explored with a guide.

Guides explain the importance of the palace, what it would have looked like, and how the area functioned in its pomp. Otherwise, it might just look like a big pile of concrete and rocks to younger eyes!