Family day trip at “Minoan Palace of Knossos
“If you unravel it (the mannerist maze) you find in your hands a kind of tree, a structure with roots with many blind alleys. There is only one exit, but you can get it wrong. You need an Ariadne’s thread to keep from getting lost” (Eco, 1986)
If you love Greek mythology and desire unraveling Aridne’s thread by exploring its mysterious labyrinth, then you should absolutely visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Crete’s must-see historical attraction is a guarded archeological space just 5 km. far from Irakleion (southwest). Each year, thousands of tourists from all over the world, arrive here to admire Knossos famous palace and its wonderful archaeological findings. The Cretan palace symbolizes an innovative culture that was born here during the Minoan times and was so brilliant, that illuminated the rest of the Europe. It is open daily from sunrise to sunset and guarantees a unique and unforgettable family activity. Once you are inside Knossos archaeological space, close your eyes and try to imagine the palace...
Imagine a palace of 22,000 square meters, with 1500 rooms, two large paved courtyards, a theater, various shrines, and warehouses with great clay jars. Imagine a palace with stunning, beautiful murals, painted in vivid colors on pillars and walls. But most importantly, imagine a palace connected to various stories and myths, like the Minotaur and Ariadne’s thread that saved Theseus from the Labyrinth.
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By: Mary Kallivoka
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