The journey to the island of Crete is incomplete if you do not visit the Palace of Knossos (along with the Iraklion Archaeological Museum). It was a magnificent experience for us to closely view how advanced Cretans were during the helm of their rule and might, i.e. around 3000 to 2000 BC. The art and the architecture, the practices and the rituals, every concept is thrilling. Important point, please do not forget to hire a guide. In peak season, the rates could go as high as a hundres euros but we went during complete off season and had the pleasure of an old guide's time at only sixty euros. In around 2 hours, we managed to review every corner of the ruins and understand with utmost detail, the reasons and the logic of every stone and every mark on the area. It tests your understanding of science, architecture, history, culture, mythology, economics and civics. But all the information is very rich and backed by much facts, most of which are viewed in the museum.
The surroundings pose a breathtaking view of plateau around the palace. The restaurant at the entrance of the Palace is good one, too.
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