Knossos. Crete. Greece. View of the copy of the Bull leaper fresco located in the upper level room above the Throne Room which is located in the West wing of the Palace of Knossos. The original (17th-15th centuries BC), was found in the east wing and is on display at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.The highly sophisticated Minoans which were Europe’s first great civilization built the Palace of Knossos, the legendary home of King Minos which is connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth, with the Minotaur and the story of Daidalos and Ikaros. Crete is Greece’s largest island and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean.