Charles and Camilla Visit Ancient Knossos in Crete (photos)



The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited the ancient site of Knossos in Crete on the final day of their tour of Greece on Friday.

The couple were at the site for approximately 50 minutes, during which they were given a guided tour and presented with gifts. Despite the extremely tight security measures, the site remained open to the public, who were able to watch the royal couple.

The palace of Knossos eventually became the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture.

The duchess will then meet a group of school children learning about Minoan Crete while the prince will join a “Cooking like Minoans” event.

After visiting the site, Camilla will visit Lyrarakis winery where she will receive a tour of the vineyard and wine cellar.

The Royal couple arrive in Crete

She will then rejoin with her husband to go to the Heraklion Development Agency where the prince will meet staff working on the refugee project before both meet members of the community and refugees.

Before departing for the UK, the couple will attend an engagement which will celebrate local produce, culture and heritage.

Charles and Camilla will walk around a Cretan village to meet locals before touring stalls selling Cretan produce, crafts and local initiatives.