Knossos. Crete. Greece. View of west wall of the Throne room which is adorned with a Griffins fresco which were regarded as sacred by the Minoans. 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.