Imagine life in a palace 4000 years ago, with all the splendour of royalty. The Palace of Knossos and King Minos is a true archaeological masterpiece that will take you on a tour of what life was like in Minoan Crete, representing Europe’s earliest city and civilisation.
Begin your 2-hour trip to Heraklion and Knossos in the morning, stopping for breakfast at the picturesque seaside town of Rethymnon. Head on to the Palace for a professional tour of its terraces, halls, bathing quarters, and stores. Unlike palaces of recent times, Knossos palace was not just the home of royalty, but the centre of government, trade, art, economy and food storage.
You can still see evidence of how the palace was decorated with bright colours, admire the mixed stone and wood architecture, feel the energy of the ancient world and learn about a mysterious early society that only lived to middle age, despite all its achievements.
After a magnificent tour, head to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, which will impress you with its walk through different Cretan civilisations spanning over 5,500 years of history. You’ll find fine pieces of jewellery and objects from the palace itself, many excavated by notable British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851–1941) and his team over 35 years.
After admiring the museum’s collections, walk around the alleyways of Heraklion and enjoy lunch in Crete’s seaside capital before heading back to Chania in the afternoon.
- 40 € per person
- Extra: 20 € combined ticket for Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum (ask for discounts (childrens & EU citizens)
BOOK KNOSSOS TOUR
fill the “Request Form” or Tel.+30 28220 22900 / +30 694 7091549 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindly send your request at least 24 hours in advance, so we can process it. Eleni or Yannis will get back to you as soon as possible.
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PICK UP POINTS: We can pick you up in front of your hotel or a place near to it !
Some of the places: Kissamos – Kolimbari – Tavronitis – Maleme – Gerani – Platanias – Agia Marina – Stalos – Kalamaki – Daratso – Agioi Postoloi – Chania Center (Kriti Hotel – Main market – Alpha Bank chalidon str) and more
Extra cost: Kissamos 10 €