Explore the ruins of Knossos, a 3000 year old Minoan Palace
Knossos, currently refers to the main Bronze Age archaeological site at Heraklion, a modern port city on the north central coast of Crete. Heraklion was formerly called Candia after the Saracen name for the place, Kandaiki, meaning the moat that was built around the then new settlement for defence. Kandaiki became Byzantine Chandax. The name, Knossos, survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete.
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