Location: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Hours: Sun – Sat 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Knossos, is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe’s oldest city. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete.
Bus no. 2 from a bus therminal (Bus Station Port) next to a port. To buy tickets, go to a white kiosk next to a zebra crossing/place where taxi drivers gather. Do not go into the bus therminal (but the staff speaks English so they will show you where to go). The ticket costs EUR 1.70 (or EUR 2.50 if you buy in a bus). Buy 2 tickets if you wish to return by a bus. Show the ticket to a bus driver, he will tear it off. The bus goes every 10-20 minutes, the ride takes approx. 20 minutes. The return bus from Knossos is no. 20. PALACE: It took us approx. 1 hour 45 minutes to explore the whole Palace, including reading all information panels, taking pictures etc. It is an archeological site with uneven stones, but it would be ok in flipflops. There is not much of shadow in the area, so I recommend plenty of water, a hat, sunglasses etc. and to come early