Our first stop is Knossos, one of the most advanced cities of ancient Greece and the center of the famous Minoan civilization. The palace of Knossos was the heart of the city and the seat of the legendary King Minos. This brilliant palace was the work of the mythical architect Daedalus. It is connected with great legends like the story of Daedalus and Icarus, the Labyrinth of the terrible Minotaur and the love story of Theseus and Ariadne. The first excavations were made in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. Followed by the excavations conducted by the Englishman Sir Arthur Evans, who uncovered the whole palace. Impressive variety of building materials, colored stucco, marble decorations and frescoes decorate rooms and hallways.
Your visit will continue with the Archeological Museum of Heraklion, one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. The museum brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering the island's history for more than 5500 years. Leading position among them possess the treasures of the Minoan civilization. The collection of Minoan antiquities is the most important in the world and the museum is fairly considered par excellence museum of Minoan civilization.
At the end, we will do a walk in the center of Heraklion. We will visit the old market, the Lions Square and the famous Koules, the marine fortress, which built by Venetians.