Day trip

From Chania: Full-Day Heraklion Highlights Guided Tour

Activity provider: SeaByBus
Day trip

From Chania: Full-Day Heraklion Highlights Guided Tour

Activity provider: SeaByBus

From US$ 103 per person

Discover some of Crete's greatest highlights on this tour of Heraklion. Visit Knossos Palace on a guided tour, visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, and take a walking tour of Heraklion Town.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Meet your driver in front of your accommodation or arranged pickup point. Drivers will wait for guests no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Immerse yourself in the Greek mythology stories of the Labyrinth and Minotaur
  • See stunning ancient Greek artifacts at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
  • Explore Heraklion town center and stroll by a Venetian Fortress and the harbor
  • Enjoy the freedom to choose the best option for you: a private or a group tour
  • Explore the archaeological site of Knossos Palace, the palace of King Minos
Full description

Explore the oldest civilization in Europe on a full-day tour from Chania. Enjoy a guided tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, and wander through Heraklion Town.

Begin your tour from your accommodation in Chania, and as your drive, learn about the myths of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur or the story of Daidalos and Ikaros. In Heraklion, head to the Palace of Knossos and explore the ruins.

Next, visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and admire over 15,000 ancient Greek artifacts. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the town of Heraklion. Discover a Venetian fortress at the entrance of the harbor, gorgeous Neoclassical buildings and Byzantine churches.

  • Guided tour of Knossos Palace
  • Small group up to 15 people (shared option)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Audiovisual presentation of Cretan customs in vehicle
  • Local tour leader (English and German speaking)
  • USB charging ports
  • Free WiFi in vehicle
  • Public liability insurance
  • Entrance tickets to Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum (€20 combined ticket)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Customer reviews

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Christine and her colleague were super friendly and helpful! The trip to Heraklion went nice with some extra materials on Crete’s history and traditions, we were told all the information we needed! :) and the way back..super positive! Delicious Honey rakki made our day! We’ve got A LOT of useful tips regarding our stay in Chania! I really recommend this adventure!

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April 1, 2023

The trip was amazing. The tour guide (Christine Moraitaki) and the driver were very kind and beautiful people. Very friendly team. They were very attentive with tourists needs, they gave us candies, the food was well packed, they kept the soft drinks / water cold etc. You could charge your phone on the bus. The tour guide told us about myths around the place and she gave us a map with the meeting point and points of interest from Heraklion city. We had 3h in the Heraklion city after we visited the Knossos Palace and the Archeological Museum. This 3h were enough to visit other major tourist attractions in the city and to even drink a caffee and eat something.

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April 1, 2023

Very friendly team. They went above and beyond for everything. We had a lot of useful information on Crete during the tour and also on Minoan history. We really enjoyed learning Greek and the raki tasting at the end. Will definitely book with Sea by Bus again! And a special thanks to Christine and Thanos for such a fun day :)

April 1, 2023

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