The Minoan palace is the main site of Knossos, an important city in ancient times, continuously from the Neolithic period to the 5th century. It is built on the hill of Kefalas, with easy access to the sea and the mainland of Crete. According to tradition, it was the headquarters of the wise king Minos.
Exciting myths, the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and Daedalus and Icarus, are connected with the palace of Knossos. The numerous and of outstanding art, findings from the palace, pottery, vessels, figurines, file the Linear B script, and the original frescos are kept in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.