To get acquainted with the Minoan architecture, as well as to appreciate the beauty and scale of the Knos Palace, there is an opportunity to taste the Greek island of Crete. This historical monument has long been decorated with photographs, souvenirs and postcards of local production. The Knossos Palace has this look thanks to Sir Arthur John Evans, who devoted a lot of time to the reconstruction and study of this find.


Scientists divide the existence of the palace into two periods, among which the so-called « rancestone » and « post-higger ». The first palace, which dates back to the 2000 BC, is destroyed in an earthquake. The second palace was built by the Minoans on the site of the ruins of the first, and it was he who reached our days. Minoan civilization was sufficiently developed, as evidenced by the architecture and painting of the Knos Palace.

Among the historical objects of the Minoan era, the Knos Palace was the largest, its area was 130x180 meters. It accommodated about a thousand rooms that were intended for various ceremonies and appointments. This palace was a kind of administrative center in the middle of the city. His surroundings was a huge courtyard, where colonnades, stairs, galleries and other buildings were placed in a chaotic order.


Most of the walls of the local rooms are decorated with wonderful frescoes that present sports, as well as other topics. The halls are also pleasing to the eye, because everything is concise, refined and harmonious. A wide staircase leads to the royal chambers themselves. Everything is quite strict, the local columns alternate black and red, expanding to the ceiling. The western part of the court territory served for various ceremonies.

There is a legend about the Knosos Palace that it was as if a monster lived here with the head of a bull, but with a human body. This creature caught up with fear on the local population, because it devoured people. There was a brave man who decided to deal with this terrible beast. They had a simple guy named Theseus, who, having finished off the creature, returned home without getting lost, just because the royal daughter Ariadne gave him a ball of thread that indicated the way back. This once again confirms the size of the palace, as well as its confusing layout.

Visiting this attraction will not be any problems, because it is located near the capital of Crete. Buses regularly go here from Heraklion, which leaves from a local bus station near Lviv Square.

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Knossos - geographical coordinates
Latitude: 35.297778
Longitude: 25.163056


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