The archaeological area of Knossos is referred to the Minoan civilization and to the palace of Minoas King. The site is 10 minutes of driving from Heraklion city. To find Knossos palace is very easy. First you take the highway to Heraklion and then you exit the highway at the sign that says “Knossos”, from that exit is only five minutes of Driving. After you visit the archaeological area you can go to Heraklion city. Heraklion city is the capital of Heraklion prefecture with a population of 150000. We recommend that you park in the city center into a controlled parking area. Parking at Heraklion center in a free area may be difficult. We also recommend that you have a map with you. In Heraklion city, you can walk the city center, you can do shopping and you can visit the archaeological museum.