Palace of Knossos
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The city of Knossos the center of Minoan civilization and capital of Minoan Crete, is one of the first ancient cities in Europe and is located 5 kilometers south of Heraklion city.
The palace was the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and in its peak, the palace and surrounding city boasted a population of 100.000 people, excavated by the English archeologist Arthur Evans who named this culture Minoans due to the famous King Minos.
Many of the finds from the palace, like pottery, vessels, figurines, the archive of Linear B tablets, and the original wall-paintings, are all housed in Heraklion Museum, which is located in Heraklion city center.
Tips: The tour of the archeological site is approximately 2 hours and is open from 8:00 until 20:00. The best time to visit Knossos is in the morning or the afternoon because the sun is not so hot and the people are less.