Starting Point (1): Ρέθυμνο
Stop (2): Heraklion Archaeological Museum – The museum brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island”s history. Pride of place is given to the treasures of Minoan civilization, the entire historical course of which can thus be appreciated.
Stop (3): Knossos – The archaeological site of Knossos is sited 5 km southeast of the city of Heraklion.
There is evidence that this location was inhabited during the neolithic times (6000 B.C.). On the ruins of the neolithic settlement was built the first Minoan palace (1900 B.C.) where the dynasty of Minos ruled.
This was destroyed in 1700 B.C and a new palace built in its place.
The palace covered an area of 22,000sq.m, it was multi- storeyed and had an intricate plan. Due to this fact the Palace is connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur.
Return (1): Ρέθυμνο