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Entry Fee : Combined ticket (Palace of Knossos and Archaeological Museum) - EUR 10

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Knossos, Crete Overview

Knossos was the centre and capital of the Minoan civilization, which lay 5km south of Heraklion.

The west wing occupied rooms for administrative and religious activities, including the Tripartite Shrine, the Sacred Repositories, and the Pillar Crypts. The Throne Room is the most amazing structure amongst them, with its lustral basin and the gypsum throne abounded by benches. The most important areas in the south wing are the Corridor of the Procession, South Propylon, and the South Entrance, with the painting of the Prince of the Lilies. From the North Entrance, a road led to the harbour of Knossos. The North Entrance is flanked by elevated stoas, the one at the west being decorated with the Bull Hunt painting. The east wing contained the residential quarters, the most important being the Hall of the Double Axes and the Queen's Hall.

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