Crete: Heraklion and Knossos Express Half-Day Tour

Crete: Heraklion and Knossos Express Half-Day Tour

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Key Details
Duration
6 hours
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Live Guide
English

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel exit on the main road.

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What You'll Do
  • See the highlights of Heraklion at your own pace
  • Take a guided tour of the Palace of Knossos
  • Learn more about the Minoan civilization
Overview
Explore the capital of Crete at your own pace on a half-day tour of Heraklion, and then go to the archaeological site of the Palace of Knossos. Learn about the Minoan civilization and marvel at artifacts excavated at the site, including stunning murals.
What to Expect
Create your own itinerary on a tour of Heraklion, the largest city and administrative capital of Crete. Stroll the modern shopping streets of the city center, stop for a coffee or lunch in one of the many restaurants or just explore its superb medieval buildings. Visit the newly renovated Archaeological Museum to see traditional architecture and ethnographic artifacts from the history of Crete.

Then, go to the Palace of Knossos for a guided tour of one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece. Arrive in the afternoon to avoid the thousands of other visitors. Journey back in time and explore one of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world. See excavations of the palatial complex, and learn about its Minoan settlers, rulers of the Mediterranean in the Aegean Bronze Age.

See ancient murals and royal tombs. Learn the legend of the Minotaur, and hear about the advanced construction techniques and drainage system of the Minoans. Then, transfer back to your accommodation at the end of the tour services.

 
What's Included
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fees for the Heraklion Museum (€1) and Palace of Knossos (€15), or a combination ticket for the Heraklion Museum and Palace of Knossos (€16). Please note that children under 18 years old can enter for free
  • Lunch
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