Exploring the Ancient Palace of Knossos
Visiting the ancient palace of Knossos in Heraklion Crete is an incredible journey through time. This archaeological site, believed to be the mythical labyrinth of King Minos and the home of the minotaur, is one of the most important and well-known ancient ruins in Greece.
Getting to Knossos is easy and the drive from Heraklion takes only about 20 minutes. The palace is located just outside the city, near the village of Knossos and can be easily reached by rental car.
The palace covers an area of more than 20,000 square meters, with ruins dating back to the Neolithic period. Visitors can explore the palace's ruins, the ancient throne room, royal quarters, storerooms, intricate frescoes depicting mythological scenes. You will also have the chance to see the various structures that once made up the complex, including living quarters, a throne room, and the famous labyrinth.
Some of the most notable features of the ancient site include the colorful frescoes that decorate the walls, the underground storage rooms known as "magazines," and the "Queen's Megaron," a room with a large bathtub believed to have been used for religious rituals.
It is considered to be the largest and most important archeological site on the island of Crete and is one of the most visited attractions in Greece. It dates back to the Neolithic period, but the palace complex that visitors see today was constructed during the Minoan civilization around 1900 BC.
Autocreta car rentals offers a range of vehicles suitable for the drive to Knossos, from compact cars to larger family-sized vehicles. Customers can choose from a variety of models and sizes to fit their needs and budget, to explore the ancient palace of Knossos in Heraklion, at their own pace and in the comfort of their own rental vehicle.
Travelers who are interested in visiting Knossos can easily get there by rental car. Once at Knossos, visitors can park their rental car and explore the ruins on foot. Guided tours are also available, and can provide a deeper insight into the history and significance of the palace.