Explore the oldest and most Intriguing Civilization in Europe at Knossos Palace. Trace the footsteps of this trailblazing culture and glimpse into their daily lives with one of our entertaining and knowledgeable professional guides. Learn how the minoans weren’t actually that different from us today with conveniences like central ventilation, toilets, bathtubs, and even a highly sofisticated sewer system!
Venture through the remnants that were once the home to a thriving city of 50,000 people around 2000 B.C. and ponder its mysterious disappearance. Be captivated by the artistic talent and sheer beauty that still shines from the intricate mural scattered around the Palace Grounds. Feel the spirit of King Minos as you approach the Room of his throne, the oldest one in Europe. Listen to the captivating stories and inspiring legends of Myths including the well-known Minotaur and connect deeper into this once flourishing society.
Later on we will be visiting one of the most picturesque and historical villages of Crete. Located next to the sacred mount Juctas of the Minoans, right inside a very fertile valley next to the ancient river Keratos, was always the economical center of the region. It was always since the prehistoric times a wine making center of the island, with the famous “rozaki” and “vilana” grape varieties. The village has preserved its traditional architecture, a combination of venetian, byzantine and neoclassical style. Wander around the narrow paved streets, take a photo of the two storied buildings colored in ochra with wooden tiled roofs and beautiful courtyards that seem like the extension of the street, full of blooming flowers, grape arbors and jasmines spreading all over their intoxicating aromas! Blend with the locals when you sit in a traditional Kafenio, have a cup of coffee with them and try some of the local meze plates with great raki, the local spirit.
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