of the greatest attractions on Crete is the excavation place at Knossos,
with the over 3500 years old palace of king Minos. After the Greek
mythology king Minos was a son of Zeus and the father of Ariadne and Phaedra.
His wife gave birth to a bull headed human being, the Minotaurus, who was
kept in the labyrinth of the palace. Theseus killed him with the help of
Some of the buildings are scrupulously and faithfully restored and the
archaeological site as a whole conveys an overwhelming impression of the
ancient Minoan culture around 1500 BC. It is ever again fascinating to
face the great feats, which were created thousands of years ago!