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Knossos

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Knossos is situated five kilometers southeast of Heraklion and according to tradition, it was the seat of King Minos and the capital of his realm.

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Connected to the palace complex of Knossos are the stirring myths of the Labyrinth of the Minotaur and Daedalus and Icarus. The palace was multi-storied and covered 20,000 square meters. It was built from a variety of construction materials covered with colored plaster. Its rooms and corridors have frescos painted on marble slabs. It has impressive sewage and water supply network.

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a little boy smiling happily at the camera and holding a wood bucket with vegetables from at Perivolaki farm

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