Knossos. Crete. Greece. View of the top level of the cup-bearer fresco copy at the South Propylaeum at the Palace of Knossos. The colourful wall painting which depicts Minoan offerings was part of the enormous Procession frieze which lined the path from the West court to the South Propylaeum. 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.