Knossos Palace & Museum
Knossos Palace & Museum

Explore the oldest civilization of Europe.

10 hours
Knossos Palace & Museum
Pickup service
400 € / GROUP

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Wednesday, October 26th 2022

Knossos Palace & Museum

Private Tour: Knossos Palace
Starting from your pickup point in Chania we head to the archaeological site of Knossos, where an optional guided tour begins. Afterwards we board to the city of Heraklion for an optional guided tour of the Archaeological Museum and some spare time for coffee and lunch. In the end, we head back to your hotel.

  • Ancient history of Crete
  • Walk in the city of Heraklion
  • Culture
  • City’s large market

After being picked up from your hotel or villa get ready for the world of the Minoan Civilization and the fascinating myths of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur and Daedalus with Icarus to unfold before you. Tour the site’s monuments and admire the Knossos’s Palace, the royal apartments, the storehouses with jars, the throne room and wall paintings that probably depicted religious ceremonies.

Next, we are going to visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. It is one of the oldest museums in Greece, possessing one of the most important collections in the world, the Minoan Antiquities. The exhibits are representative samples from all periods of Cretan prehistory with unique masterpieces of Minoan art spanning approximately 5,500 years.

Heraklion is one of the most historic cities of the Mediterranean with a rich tradition yet a modern approach, liveliness and many visitors all year round. The monuments and the history of the city lend a glorious past that you can discover through the museums and exhibitions as well as the iconic walls of Koule in the Venetian harbor. At the same time, Heraklion is an urban center having a large market, crowded cafes, intense culture, traditional Cretan cuisine and nightlife.

Experience the most beautiful parts of Crete! Your amazing tour ends with a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

  • Transfer by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional local driver
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Parking
  • Fuels
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (a different pickup point from the city of Chania can be arranged upon request)
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to Knossos and the Archaeological Museum
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
  • Optional tip
  • You will receive a booking confirmation within 24 hours.
  • Meeting point: all pickup points for this excursion concern the area of Chania. In case of a different pickup point, the price may vary accordingly.
  • Meeting time: the meeting time is flexible and can be adjusted to your needs. Duration: 10 hours (approx.).
  • Tour guide: you can choose whether you need a qualified guide for a tour. Please note that the standard language for all of our tours is English. Otherwise send us your request.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the agreed pickup time.
  • Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
  • Archaeological site of Knossos
  • Heraklion City