Guided Tour of Heraklion and Knossos – Crete

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Highlights

  • Discover important towns in Crete: Knossos and Heraklion

  • The market and all of its colors

  • The insightful stories told by your guide

  • The Palace of Knossos, a famous site of the island

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Visit Knossos and Heraklion and their Archeological Museum!

Your tour will begin with a guided visit of the Palace of Knossos, the most celebrated site on the island, one of the rare palaces to have been completely restored with its original colors. It is the most important palace from the Minoan civilization. Its discovery in 1900 revealed the fabulous past of the most powerful kings of Crete: the Royal Palace of Minos, the famous Mazes of Ariadne’s and the Minotaur.

Begin by discovering the marketplace where each stall displays the rich variety of what Crete has to offer in a fluster of colors. You will also have some free time to wander around the market and make some purchases. 

End your tour with a visit of Heraklion, a very open-spirited and warm city. Pass by Morosini Square, the Saint Titos Church and many other iconic sites of this city.

You will have some free time to explore the city at your own rhythm, to pause for lunch or if you desire, you can also visit the Archeological Museum where you can discover an impressive collection of Minoan objects.

Options

The visit is available on the following days:

- in french on thursday with departures from Sissi, Malia, Stalida, Chersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Hokkini Hani, and on satursday with departures from Georgioupolis, Rethymnon, Agia Pelagia and Amoudara Heraklion

- in english on tuesday with departures from Réthymnon, Georgioupolis, Agia Pelagia, Amourada Heraklion, Sissi, Malia Stalida, Chersonissos, Anissara, Analipsi, Gouves and Hokkini Hani

- in german on tuesday with departures from Réthymnon, Georgioupolis, Bali, Agia Pelagia, Amoudara Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Stalia, Malia and Sissi

Prices may vary depending on the language and the pick-up zones.

Good to know

  • Seasonnal activity (from May to October)
  • Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday depending on the language (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Times: 9am - 5pm. Please note that these times are given as an indication only and depend on pick-up sites
  • The visit is available on the following days:
    - in french on thursday with departures from Sissi, Malia, Stalida, Chersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Hokkini Hani, and on satursday with departures from Georgioupolis, Rethymnon, Agia Pelagia and Amoudara Heraklion
    - in english on tuesday with departures from Rethymnon, Georgioupolis, Agia Pelagia, Amourada Heraklion, Sissi, Malia Stalida, Chersonissos, Anissara, Analipsi, Gouves and Hokkini Hani
    - in german on tuesday with departures from Réthymnon, Georgioupolis, Bali, Agia Pelagia, Amoudara Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Stalia, Malia and Sissi

In German, a Minoan show is included as well as entrance fees for the archeological site of Knossos and the archeological museum.
 

  • Hotel pick-up is available for this activity. However, due to the large number of hotels, a meeting point may be indicated. The locations and times will be communicated to you after booking
  • Hotel or meeting point pick-up will take place between 6:30am and 9:20am, regardless of the zone
  • This is not a private excursion, you will share the boat with other tourists

Price includes

  • Transfer by bus
  • Informative commentary from your guide

Not included

  • Lunch

Customer reviews

2 reviews
  • Très bien organisé et très intéressant
    GEORGES F.
    Aug 1, 2019
  • Adrien S.
    Oct 8, 2018

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