Knossos. Crete. Greece. View of the steps leading down to the Throne room’s Lustral basin which was used for sacred ablutions by the King and court. The Throne Room is located on the ground floor of the Palace of Knossos west wing. 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.