Knossos Palace and Heraklion Tour

Knossos Palace and Heraklion Tour

Starts in: Chania Available: Every Tuesday
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
10.5 hour tour
English
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$62per person
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Knossos Palace and Heraklion Tour Highlights

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Discover the famous Palace of Knossos, known as the birthplace of the Minoans

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Explore the capital of Crete, Heraklion, with an expert local guide

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Hear the stories and myths of ancient Crete

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Enjoy a visit to the marvelous Museum of Heraklion

Why we chose this tour

Our Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archaeological Museum Tour transports you back in time and embrace the entrancing mythology of the Knossos Palace, the cradle of Minoan civilization and birthplace of the myths of the labyrinth, the Minotaur, and King Minos. Wander through the ruins that have inspired countless legends with an unparalleled local expert. Travel to Heraklion, the capital of Crete and home to the Archaeological Museum, one of the largest of its kind globally. After looking at the huge collection of artifacts, walk through present-day Heraklion, a busy seaside city.


Our Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archaeological Museum Tour is available every Tuesday, and takes you deep into the myths and tales surrounding Crete, and the legendary Minoans. With their well-earned reputation for building opulent palaces, you can be sure that a visit to Knossos Palace will strike the perfect chord. Excavated in the early 20th century by the renowned English archaeologist, Arthur Evans, these are the remains of the largest Minoan palace. Stand in the ruins where Minoan civilization, and the myth of the Minotaur and his Labyrinth were born. Its partial restoration showcases the intricate murals, King Minos’ throne, and displays the original labyrinth itself.

The second part of your tour takes you to Heraklion, the capital of Crete and home to an enourmous collection of artifacts housed in their Archaeological Museum. It is not only one of the largest museums in all of Greece, it is also revered as a global treasure and a critically important collections. The collection housed spans from the Neolithic period all the way up to Roman times, covering a total span of 5,500 years. End your day with an exploration of Heraklion itself, a charming seaside city that is the economic hub of the island and its largest urban center.

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Knossos Palace and Heraklion Tour Itinerary

6:40-7:50 Pickup from Chania
  • We will pick you up from centralized hotels in Chania and its suburbs (Kolimbari, Tavronitis, Maleme, Gerani, Platanias, Ag Marina, Stalos, Kalamaki, Ag Apostoli, Halepa).
Guided tour Knossos & free time in Knossos
  • Discover one of the must-sees in Crete with a local guide - the famous Knossos Palace.
  • Dive in the Crete history and mythology and learn more about the birthplace of the Minoan Culture.
  • Continue to the capital of Crete, Heraklion. Enjoy some free time exploring the beautiful town.
18:30 Drop off in Chania
  • You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.
NB - all timings on Knossos Palace and Heraklion Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Includes
Transportation to and from Chania by luxury bus
Fully guided tour 
Pick up/drop off service 
Free WiFi on coaches 
Whispers
Excludes
Entrance fees
Lunch and drinks
Personal travel insurance
Gratuities
What to Bring
Hat
Sunscreen
Water
Walking shoes
Sunglasses
Essential Information
The entrance fees should be paid on the bus in cash, your guide will buy the tickets
Some sites in this tour aren't wheelchair accessible, so please contact us if relevant and we will be happy to recommend some options!
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