Arguably this is the site Crete is most famous for. The remains of the ancient palace of Knossos are situated just a few miles south of Heraklion, and you can reach it using the city bus. The monumental complex dates back to the second millennium BC – some of the buildings still stand and you can some of the beautiful frescoes (most of the originals are stored at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum anyway). The cost of the regular ticket is 15 Euro. There is an option to be accompanied by a guide to tell you more about the site, but you can make the walk around on your own terms. Be prepared to wait at the entrance – Knossos is a must-see for the tourists. Sometimes it might take up to one hour before it’s your turn to get in. Be patient – the place worth the waiting.