The Palace of Knossos is the monumental symbol of Minoan civilization and culture. It was built gradually between 1700 and 1400 BC, excavated by Sir Arthur Evans in 1900.Witness the intricate Palace of King Minos slowly unfolding before you, a labyrinth of 1200 rooms. The corridors and rooms are lined with beautiful frescoes, many of which have been restored to their former beauty.
The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artifacts from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, over 5,500 years spanning from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The Heraklion Museum is considered the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide