KNOSSOS PALACE - HERAKLION MUSEUM - VENETIAN HARBOUR OF HERAKLION
The ancient Minoan Palace of Knossos with its 1400 rooms dates back about 4000 years.
The palace was discovered by the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and has been lovingly restored. Knossos was the home of the legendary King Minos and was believed to incorporate the Labyrinth where the gruesome beast, the Minotaur, was slain. Visit the queen’s throne room, where the throne was found intact and still stands resplendent as it was for thousands of years.
After our guided tour around Knossos, we drive into Heraklion for a visit to the archaeological museum and its famous collection of Minoan artefacts and artwork. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece and among the most important in Europe. The Heraklion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide.
While in Heraklion there will be time to visit the market, to shop with the locals and have lunch and a visit to the Venetian port of Heraklion
Duration: 6 hours
Pick up: 09:30
Official legal guide cost: 150,00 euro
(Tour guide will stay with you throughout your trip)
Transport: (Accommodation pickup & drop-off to/from attractions)
Comfort up to 3 Passengers 210,00 euro
Minivan up to 7 Passengers 270,00 euro
For archaeological sites/museums, escorts/guides and meals are not included. This tour can be combined with a visit to the market of Heraklion for shopping.
Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum 16 euros per person
(children under for 18 free)
Do not forget to bring along:
Money for souvenirs and shopping, a bottle of water, a hat.
This wonderful historical and educational excursion is perfectly suited for those who visit Crete for the first time and wish to explore its most famous landmarks.