Located 63 km south-west of Heraklion, the ruins of Phaistos Palace are the second most significant palace complex of Minoan Crete, and are considered a unique cradle of cultural wealth. The old and the new palaces, the royal living accommodations, the storage areas, the workshops, and other facilities, are all important discoveries of the Phaistos archaeological site. The most important finding of the site, displayed at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, is the famous Phaistos Disc, one of the most famous mysteries of the known world.