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"The legendary Knossos - once palace to King Minos."
―Kassandra, c. 429 BCE[src]
Knossos Palace

Knossos Palace

Knossos Palace was a palace complex and capital of Greek city-state of Knossos on the island of Crete. It was the residence of the mythical King Minos.


Believed to have been built in the 17th century BCE, the Knossos palace was built atop an Isu vault housing the Minotaur, a hybrid beast created as part of the Olympos Project.[1]

By the 5th century BCE, the Knossos Palace resided within the Minos' Legacy region of Messara. Sometime during the Peloponnesian War, the palace was visited by the Spartan misthios Kassandra.[1]


  • The palace measured about 13,000 square meters and was made up of several rooms around a central courtyard.



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