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Knossos, the North Entrance

Knossos North Entrance

The North Propylaeum is the North Entrance to the Palace of Knossos and it is located at the end of the road from the harbour. The Propylaeum framed the entrance ramp.

Knossos Bull fresco

Evans reconstructed the North Entrance and decorated it with the “Bull" fresco.

Knossos North Entrance to the Palace



Thousands of years ago, visitors arriving by sea entered Knossos by the North Propylaeum. We can see two staircases, one wider than the other. When the last palace was built, it was decided to build a smaller entrance corridor for security reasons. That was when the ramp we see today was constructed.


Knossos map : North Entrance = No 13


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