Heraklion Archeological Museum & Knossos

The Minoan palace is the main visitable area of ​​Knossos (or Knossos), an important city in antiquity, with continuous life from the Neolithic years to the 5th c. It is built on the hill of Kefala, with easy access to the sea and the interior of Crete. According to tradition, it was the seat of the wise king Minos.

Fascinating myths, of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and of Daedalus with Icarus, are associated with the palace of Knossos.

The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is the museum in which the Minoan culture is presented almost in its entirety. It is one of the largest and most remarkable museums in Greece and one of the most important in Europe. His exhibits include representative specimens from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering about 5,500 years, from the Neolithic era to Roman times. The unique masterpieces of Minoan art occupy a dominant place in his collections. The collection of Minoan antiquities is the most important in the world and the museum is considered the pre-eminent museum of Minoan civilization.

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