In Heraklion Crete we went to the Knossos palace archaeological site and museum. Knossos was where the Minoan civilization and culture came from. The Minoan’s made great advances in all forms of culture, architecture, written language among other things. It was where the Greek myth of the Labyrinth and Minotaur come from. We visited the archaeological ruins of the palace which was an absolutely enormous palace consisting of 5 floors and over 1300 rooms. The architecture of the palace at the time was completely revolutionary. It had a running water system, a ventilation system and a lighting system. Surprisingly a lot of it remains as it was built around 1700 BC. That’s almost 2000 years before the Roman Empire. It was a really awesome place to see and the museum was really nice. The Minoans have an interesting history for being partially isolated on the island Crete.