Guided visit of Knossos Palace, the birthplace of Minoan civilization
Learn more about the Cretan mythology and history
Visit the Archaeological Museum with its marvelous exhibits
Explore the beautiful Heraklion town
Your stay in Crete is never complete without a visit to Knossos Palace. With this full day tour from Chania you will visit Knossos Palace which is the most visited place of Crete and the birthplace of Minoan civilization and the origin of the myth of labyrinth. It contains the largest of the Minoan palaces which dated back to 2000 B.C. that has been partially restored. Excavated in the early 20th century by the great English archeologist Arthur Evans. The ruins and rebuilt parts belong to the last and largest Minoan Palace, the labyrinth of Knossos. Built 3700 years ago, is over 1000 pieces. This palace was even a health system and was decorated with impressive murals. The throne of King Minos is still intact.
Continue your tour with a visit to the capital of Crete, Heraklion and a guided visit to the Archaeological Museum. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times.
Free time to explore the town of Heraklion which is the largest urban center of Crete, the capital of the region of Crete and the economic center of the island. Arrival back to your hotel late in the afternoon.
Price from (15-05-2019 to 31-10-2019)
Cancel up to 48 hours prior the date of the experience for a full refund.
Transportation by luxury bus
English speaking professional guide
Hotel pick-up service
Entrance fees (16 Euro p/p)
Tour time: 07:15
Duration: 11.5 Hours
Starting point: Chania
Complimentary pick up service from 06:40 to 07:25 is provided from hotels located in the suburbs of Chania (Kolimbari, Tavronitis, Maleme, Gerani, Platanias, Ag Marina, Stalos, Kalamaki, Ag Apostoli, Halepa) and from Chania town. Please advise your hotel upon booking. Entrance fees should be paid on the bus in cash.