Knossos is the largest and most celebrated palace of the Minoan era in Crete. It was an administration centre of great importance for the Minoans and is considered to be home of King Minos. The famous myths of the Labyrinth, Daedalus and Icarus trace back at Knossos. The monuments that were excavated by Arthur Evans during 1900-1931, belong to the new palace era. During your visit, you may admire the imposing Hall of the Throne, the Propylaea with the famous double horns, the large jars in the warehouses of the palace, the royal quarters as well as private homes, public buildings and religious centres. You will admire copies of frescoes (the Prince of the Lilies, the frescoes with the dolphins etc), the original frescoes are now exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. Knossos is 25 km away from the Poseidon Villas complex.
Daily 08.00-19.00 Latest entrance by 18.45
General entrance fee: €15
Combined (Knossos & Archaeological Museum): €16
Discounted (over 65) €8
Students free entrance
Tel. +30 2810 231940