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Ancient palace of Knossos

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Archaeological site of Knossos

Knossos was the most important city on Crete before the Roman Era and the center of the first brilliant European civilization, the Minoan.

The palace of the city is the most visited archaeological site in Crete with more than 1.000.000 visitors per year. The palace is located just 5km south of Heraklion, atop hill Kefala next to the banks of Knosano Gorge.

Apart from the palace itself, the area is full with several more archaeological finds, which makes sense considering that Knossos was a town with more than 100,000 people.

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