The site of the great palace at Knossos is something which I recommend very highly to anyone vaguely interested in European culture, art, architecture and history. The site itself is stamped indelibly with the mark of Arthur Evans, the man who interpreted, categorised, unearthed and rebuilt so much of what remains. But it is nonetheless a remarkably impressive and affecting place to be, and to walk around. The pictures will, I hope, accurately portray a sense of firstly how big it is, and secondly the beauty of the place, quite apart from how sensitive any of it is to the original palace, or rather palaces, as there were at least a couple of different palaces built one on top of the other.
There is a combined ticket for Knossos and the Heraklion museum, at 16 euros, which is well worth it. The highlights of this museum, which has to rank alongside the best Classical museums in the world for content and presentation, include the woman waving snakes, the bull Rhyton, phenomenal frescoes, which will be familiar to most, so ubiquitous are they, bull-leaping depictions both 2- and 3-dimensional, bee ear-rings, and exaggerated-buttock-sculptures, to name but a few.