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The Palace of Knossos, Elefterna, Monuments, Crete
The Palace of Knossos

It was during the Minoan civilization (2,800-1,400 A.D.) that the majestic palaces of Crete, such as Knossos, were built.

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Elefterna Greece
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Elefterna

Traces of an ancient Greco-Roman city were recently excavated in Elefterna, in the region of Rethymno.


The site, Elefterna, Monuments, Crete
The site

Knossos is the largest Minoan site in Crete.

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Knossos, Elefterna, Monuments, Crete

Unfortunately, only a section of the palace is still open to the public.

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The vestiges of Knossos, Elefterna, Monuments, Crete
The vestiges of Knossos

The skill of the Minoan civilization was illustrated in many areas.

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The apogee of the arts, Elefterna, Monuments, Crete
The apogee of the arts

Architecture, painting, jewelry, and ceramics all reached a high level of perfection during the Minoan period.

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The frescoes, Elefterna, Monuments, Crete
The frescoes

Many reconstructions of these can be seen, though the originals are in the Museum of Heraklion.

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