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See and hear the story of the Minoans, one of Europe's oldest civilizations, before taking a tour of Heraklion. Wander around the excavated site of the palace of Knossos, hearing mythological stories from your guide. Admire the Venetian architectural grandeur of Crete's capital city, Heraklion.

Travel back in time 5,000 years, into myth and legend, as your guide divulges both fact and fantasy, and you learn the secrets of ancient Minoa. The palace of Knossos is your tableau; wander the vast site, exploring 5 floors with 1,300 rooms. Enter the corridors of the site that inspired the story of the labyrinth as your hear the tale of the Minotaur brought to life.

After, discover the region's more recent history with a city tour of Heraklion. Marvel at the extensive Venetian architecture, with garrisons, fountains, and sculptures prominently on display. Soak up the lively atmosphere in this hub of bustling shops and stylish cafés, as the city flaunts its ability to balance both old and new.

See and hear the story of the Minoans, one of Europe's oldest civilizations, before taking a tour of Heraklion. Wander around the excavated site of the palace of Knossos, hearing mythological stories from your guide. Admire the Venetian architectural grandeur of Crete's capital city, Heraklion.

Travel back in time 5,000 years, into myth and legend, as your guide divulges both fact and fantasy, and you learn the secrets of ancient Minoa. The palace of Knossos is your tableau; wander the vast site, exploring 5 floors with 1,300 rooms. Enter the corridors of the site that inspired the story of the labyrinth as your hear the tale of the Minotaur brought to life.

After, discover the region's more recent history with a city tour of Heraklion. Marvel at the extensive Venetian architecture, with garrisons, fountains, and sculptures prominently on display. Soak up the lively atmosphere in this hub of bustling shops and stylish cafés, as the city flaunts its ability to balance both old and new.

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Palace of Knossos & Heraklion Tour

Activity/Location

Heraklion

Crete

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Heraklion City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Crete

  • Rethymnon City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Crete


Highlights

  • Guided tour of the palace of Knossos & modern Heraklion

  • Site that inspired the story of the Minotaur & labyrinth

  • Remarkable archeological remains in ancient Knossos

  • Venetian castle & other top Heraklion sites

  • Discovery of the vibrant atmosphere in Crete's capital city


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the palace of Knossos and Heraklion city center

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select hotels in Rethymnon and Heraklion


Exclusions

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Heraklion, Crete, Greece