An ancient city of northern Crete near present-day Heraklion. The center of a Bronze Age culture that probably flourished from c. 2000 to 1400 bc , it is the traditional site of the labyrinth of Daedalus and the palace of King Minos.
(place) Ancient city in N Crete, near modern Iraklion: center of ancient Minoan civilization.
Alternative Form of knossos - Cnossus
Origin of knossos
- From Ancient Greek; perhaps from pre-Greek.