Palace of Knossos
During this amazing tour, you will discover all the secrets of the Minoan civilization. Minoan Palace of Knossos Located just south of Heraklion. The Palace of Knossos is the most important archaeological site on the island. The legendary king of Knossos was Minos, son of Zeus and Europa. The palace is the labyrinth of Greek Mythology.
Your tour continues with the Heraklion Archeological Museum, the best in the world regarding the Minoan art as it contains the most notable and complete collection of artefacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete. The displays of idols made of terra cotta, marble, and alabaster, collections of gold, jewellery, ivory, figurines, sarcophagi, and frescoes will give you an insight into this artistic-minded civilization and complement your visit to Knossos.
City of Heraklion
In Heraklion, there will be time to visit the market, the shops and have lunch and a visit to the Venetian port of Heraklion and the old castle Koules is built on two tiers and offers a commanding view of Heraklion from the battlements. Walking in the old town, we reach St. Titus' Cathedral, an impressive sight. The Loggia is a wonderful example of a Venetian building.
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