Minoan Art - Minoan History & Myths - Cretan Traditional Treat
Only few kilometers south of Heraklion, Knossos, the capital of King Minos and the center of the magnificent Minoan civilization is located. Our visit here , will take us a step back in time and some 4000 years, 2000 BC. Knossos and the Palace, famous throughout the world through the myths of Europa, the Minotaur, the Labyrinth and Theseus, Daedalus and Ikarus, will open us a window to the most ancient civilization of Europe and it’s a fact you can’t miss. Knossos’ architectural feats include several story buildings (first in the world) with light wells and bathrooms, impressive pillars and an ingenuous drainage system, aqueducts, irrigation systems, paved roads and magnificent frescoes. All these will impress you and show an advanced beautiful jewelry and a way of life you never thought possible in the dawn of history .In Heraklion we visit the town’s famous Archeological Museum, situated in the center of the city. The visit to the museum provides a very good knowledge of the masterpieces in specially designed wing, with selected items, the most representative each period.