Knossos Tour

7 Hours

Knossos Tour

The centre of Minoan civilization and capital of Minoan Crete lies 5km south of Heraklion. The Minoan palace is the main site of interest at Knossos, an important city in antiquity, which was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic period until the 5th c. AD. The palace was built on the Kephala hill and had easy access to the sea and the Cretan interior. According to tradition, it was the seat of the wise king Minos. The Palace of Knossos is connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth, with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Ikaros.Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years. It had large palace buildings, extensive workshop installations and luxurious rock-cut caves and tholos tombs and because it was a major centre of trade and economy, Knossos maintained ties with the majority of cities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

  • Guided tour of the palace of Knossos and modern Heraklion.
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum.
  • Remarkable archeological remains in ancient Knossos.
  • Venetian castle & other top Heraklion sites.

*Also accessible to people with mobility issues


Following information are based on pick ups from Chania region. For a different starting point the transportation time will be different but we can adjust the tour in your needs

Pick up at 8-9am (flexible) from your accommodation or cruise port.
Arrival time at Knossos Palace after approx. 2 hours driving.
A professional local tourist guide will be waiting us out of the archaeological site having
issued the tickets to start immediately the one and a half hour sightseeing tour in the palace of Knosos.
After, the car will pick us up and drive us to the modern Heraklion for a guided
visit at the archaeological museum and tour of the town as well as a stop for
refreshments, snacks and coffee (optional).
Following we will start the way back ride to Chania and your accommodation or cruise port.
Total Duration of the tour approximately 7hours.

Itinerary

Day 1 :

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Knossos Tour
From € 50
/ Adult
From € 30
/ Child