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Heraklion: Guided Tour of the City and Knossos Palace Ticket

Heraklion: Guided Tour of the City and Knossos Palace Ticket

From US$ 67.56 per person

Enjoy a walking tour of Heraklion with a professional guide and learn about the culture and history of Crete’s capital city. At the end of the tour, receive a skip-the-line ticket for the mythical Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Receive a skip-the-line ticket for Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
  • Explore Heraklion with a licensed guide and see a selection of the city's major monuments
  • Walk through the city's beautiful districts in a small group
  • Learn about the rich history of the capital of Crete
Full description
Meet your guide for the day at Heraklion Liberty Square, also known by locals as Plateia Eleftherias, then begin your exploration of this ancient city as you travel through time to discover its rich history. Visit a number of Heraklion’s most iconic landmarks and discover the past and present of the city where old meets new. During the tour, learn about the myths and legends that surround the city of Heraklion, as well as the lifestyles of the locals that live here today. Marvel at the city’s stunning Venetian walls, wander through the Central Market, and make a wish at Morosini Fountain. There’s also time to admire the religious foundations of the city at St. Menas Cathedral, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Archiepiscopal Church of St. Titos. At the end of the tour, receive a skip-the-line entry ticket to the famous Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion to explore at your own leisure within 3 days. 
  • 90-minute guided walking tour in Heraklion with a licensed guide
  • Pre-booked entry ticket for Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion (to use on your own later)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour at Knossos palace and the Archaeological museum of Heraklion
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The local tour operator will meet you at Heraklion Liberty Square and will be holding a sign with a “ – Meeting Point” logo. Πλ. Ελευθερίας, Ηράκλειο 712 01, Ελλάδα.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This is a city walking tour so please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes
  • You will receive the tickets for Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum from the tour operator at the meeting point in Heraklion city. The ticket is valid for a single use within 3 days
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We were so lucky to be in a small group on the tour day. Our guide,'Aria', met us on time and she was very friendly. She told us loads of history and showed us places we would be interested in. She answered all our questions with full information. She also showed us nice Arabian coffee and the famous dessert restaurant where we went to try after the tour ended. For the museum and the palace, there is no special line for the 'skip the line' but the pre-provided ticket was handy since the ticket line has long queues. Anyway, it was an enjoyable tour.

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August 4, 2022

Our very nice city guide showed us the best corners of Heraklion.

Our tour guide, whose name I unfortunately forgot, spoke very understandable and good English and told us so much about Heraklion and the history of Crete in general. We were a group of about 7 people, so you always heard everything. She was very open to our questions and was happy about our interest. We are very happy about this city tour, because we not only had a better overview, but also knew a lot about the buildings etc. and were also able to explore corners that we would never have got to know otherwise. Everything went smoothly with our electronic tickets. It should also be noted that the tickets for Knossos and the Arch. Museum each cost around 15 euros (as far as I can remember). So you actually "save" a lot. The tickets are also valid for 3 days, so you can plan the visits as you wish in the further course of your holiday. So I can only recommend this city tour.

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June 20, 2019

We recommend! Our city guide Ary was very nice and very charming introduced us to the city and the customs. Then we visited the museum in Heraklon and the Knossos palace. The tickets were also included, which makes this offer very interesting in terms of price. Always my pleasure!

July 24, 2019

Product ID: 245032