From Agios Nikolaos: Knossos Palace & Heraklion Guided Tour

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From Agios Nikolaos: Knossos Palace & Heraklion Guided Tour

From $47.09 per person

Join a day trip by bus to the Palace of Knossos and to the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Enjoy a guided tour by a licensed guide and later visit the historical city of Heraklion.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait on the main road in front of your Hotel.


  • Explore Knossos Palace and see how the Minoans lived 4,000 years ago
  • See artifacts from all over Crete at the Archaeological Museum
  • Discover the town of Heraklion and its fascinating mixture of modern and ancient influences
Full description
Start your day with pick up from select hotels in Agios Nikolaos and head to Heraklion for a guided tour of Knossos Palace.Walk through this Minoan palace with your guide and find out how people lived here 4,000 years ago. The Throne Room, the frescoes, and the Minoan columns will allow you to imagine how the Minoans once lived. The bus tour will then head to Heraklion, visiting the Archaeological Museum and the town center. The Archaeological Museum brings together findings from all over Crete, covering over 5,500 years of the island's history.   Head to the Heraklion town center and walk through Daidalou Street to Lion Square and the famous Morosini Fountain of the Venetian era. Explore the permanent outdoor market of the town and the Valide Mosque, a remnant of Turkish influences. Explore the Venetian Loggia and head to the sea and the Koules Fortress before being dropped back off at your hotel.  
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from specified locations in the Elounda and Agios Nikolaos areas
  • Guided tour of Knossos Palace
  • Free time to explore Heraklion city and visit the Archaeological Musem
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus with a guide
  • The €15 entrance fee to Knossos Palace or the €20 combined ticket to Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Pick up begins up to 60 minutes before the stated departure time
    • Pick up is only available from specified hotels in the Agios Nikolaos area
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    3.8 / 5

    based on 6 reviews

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    Pick up was right on time. Got to Knossos and had an excellent tour and time. Then was able to spend a few hours in Heraklion. Also, learned many things during the drive. Everything was great and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. I always have great luck with Get Your Guide.

    May 25, 2021

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    June 30, 2019

    Too long on the coach to get there and too many people at Knossos.

    Journey from Elounda to Knossos took 2.5 hours on a coach and when we arrived we had to immediately queue for our tickets. There should be less pick-ups and tickets should be available from the tour company. The guide was clearly knowledgeable but we spent a lot of time standing still listening to long contextual explanations and history rather than walking round and looking at the site. Overall it was rather disappointing.

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    June 26, 2019

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