Heraklion, Heraklion, Greece
Knossós 90 minutes
The well known Minoan Palace of Knossos, a partial rebuilt excavation to the imagination of “Sir” Arthur Evans is a well worth visiting site.
Knossos is located in North Central Crete just south of the outskirts of Heraklion on the Kephala hill. The site was first occupied some time around 7000 BCE in what is called the Aceramic Neolithic period (aceramic because no pottery was produced). The Bronze Age was not to begin for a further four thousand years. It is thought that Knossos was the first and oldest Neolithic site in Crete. The first indication of human activity on the island is located exact in the area where the Palace and its Central Court are located. So humans have been continually active on this site for five thousand years before the First Palace was constructed.