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Malia: Knossos Palace, Heraklion Museum and Old Market Tour

1. Malia: Knossos Palace, Heraklion Museum and Old Market Tour

Morning Pick-up: We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ. Bus Drive: 1 hour 1st stop: The Palace of Knossos – 1 hour 20 minutes Visit Knossos, the mythical labyrinth and ancient capital of Minoan Crete, 5000years ago. Our participants will enter the Archaeological Site with our Representative in order to attend a Guided Tour for about 1 hour & 20 minutes and then enjoy some free time to take photos and admire the historic Minoan place. People, have to wait in line, in order to receive their tickets and enter the Palace. The waiting time is different during high-season months and peak times within the day. Bus Drive to City Center: 30 minutes 2nd stop: City Center of Heraklion – 3hours Walking Tour & Free time Visit the capital of the Region and enjoy a guided tour in the center and the historical part of Heraklion, followed by 2 hours and 30minutes free time at the old market, the city center or visiting the archaeological museum. Participants will have plenty of time to walk, do some souvenir shopping or just take photos. Optional: Archaeological Museum of Heraklion For those who wish to visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the choice is optional and will be without a guide as the Covid Regulation for visiting the museum as a group makes the procedure complicated and time consuming for the participants. End of the tour – Return to resorts: Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning. Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ.

Heraklion: Crete Palace of Knossos, Museum & Shore Excursion

2. Heraklion: Crete Palace of Knossos, Museum & Shore Excursion

Experience the best of Heraklion on a day tour of two of the area's most famous destinations, the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Knossos. See the Palace with its beautiful architecture and learn about Cretan history at the museum. Begin the tour with a visit to the Palace of Knossos, and be taken back in time 4,000 years to the time of one of Europe's oldest civilizations in Europe. Admire the large palace buildings, extensive workshop installations, and luxurious rock-cut caves and tholos tombs. Explore what was once a major center of trade and economy in ancient Greece, with ties to major cities throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. Visit the Palace at Knossos, and learn about the rich lifestyle of the Palace beginning around 2000 BC. Make a stop at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important in Europe. Marvel at artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic to Roman times. Finish the tour with a quick walk at the Old Market of the town and transfer back to your cruise ship or to your hotel.

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