The Palace of Knossos – Crete

Last weekend I spent a couple days on the island of Crete in the city of Heraklion. I’m finally getting around to sharing some of the many photographs I made while there. I landed at the Heraklion airport a week ago late Sunday morning after flying close to 10 hours. Not knowing if I had to leave the next day I wanted to get a chance to see the Palace of Knossos.

I stayed at the Lato Hotel in Heraklion and it overlooks the harbor and a short walk to the bus station.  The bus ride to the palace only took about 15 minutes and if I remember correctly the round trip ticket was less than 5 Euros.

Upon arriving to the palace entrance it was not hard to notice the souvenir shops along the road.

The cost to tour the palace was €6.  Since this was a Sunday afternoon I expected more tourists than were there.  I was able to capture many photographs of the ruins without people in the picture.  I don’t know if that’s ok or not but sometimes I prefer to see significant landmarks without a lot of tourists in the way.  Maybe I’m a bit selfish?

It was a great afternoon and was able to spend as much time as needed touring the ruins.  The perfect blue sky and warm sun made for a lovely afternoon and a great way to finish  a long day.

4 thoughts on “The Palace of Knossos – Crete

    1. I’m with you too Becky! But it’s very difficult. I had to wait several minutes to capture the first photograph without anybody in the scene and yet I still edited out a small display on a stand on the left side of the image.


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