Please note that this is a virtual tour you can take from the comfort of your home and feel like you were there. No live guide, meeting point or ticket is required to participate.
You will receive an email with the tour link with instructions and, in a couple of minutes, you will travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch!
Through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views, you will learn not only about historical facts but also discover unknown stories and tales of ancient and modern times that will amaze your family and friends.
The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief intriguing stories that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online and you can access it repeatedly and anytime.
This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the daily life and culture of the Minoan Era and immerse yourself in the surroundings in an entirely innovative way.
The virtual tour starts with an unsolved mystery. Kouloures are three large cylindrical pits, named after a Cretan type of round bread. Till today we don’t know what Kouloures were for. Listen to the stories and learn all about the potential theories.
One of the most visited areas in Knossos is the Throne Room where you can admire the replica of the Minoan throne and listen to the fascinating story of the woman who actually sat on the throne in order to discover if she was a queen or a priestess. After all, you will agree that the powerful king Minos was probably not the patron of the throne.
You are in front of the Tripartite shrine, the Knossos’s main sanctuary where it was discovered, among others, the snake goddess who appears with exposed breasts that emphasized their femininity and sexuality and with costume ornamented with mythical beasts.
One of the most photographed sites in Knossos. According to archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, anyone who arrived in Knossos by the north side had to purify himself during a ritual ceremony in order to enter the palatial complex.
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