The Minoan palace is the main visiting area of Knossos. Knossos was an important city during the Antiquity, with an uninterruptable presence since the Neolithic and until the 5th century. It was built on top of the Kefala hill and had easy access to the sea and to mainland Crete. As the legend suggests, the wise king Minos dwelt in the palace. The palace of Knossos is associated with many fascinating legends such as the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and Daedalus and Icarus.
23rd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities
Postal Code 71409, Knossos
numbers: (+30) 2810
231940, (+30) 2810 226470, (+30) 2810 226092, (+30) 2810 224630
Fax number: (+30) 2810 241515
November 1st to March 31st
Monday to Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00
Every day: 08.00 - 19.00
Ticket Price: Standard: 6€, Concessionary: 3€
Holders of a free pass
All accompanying teaching staff during visits by schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education.