Tours Crete

Knossos Palace from Agia Pelagia

Knossos Palace Tour
Knossos Palace Tour Crete

The Knossos Palace tour from Agia Pelagia in Crete offers a fascinating journey through the rich history and archaeological wonders of the Minoan civilization. Agia Pelagia, serves as the perfect starting point for this exploration, providing a glimpse into both modern Cretan life and the ancient past.

The tour typically begins with a comfortable drive from Agia Pelagia to Knossos Palace, located near the capital city of Heraklion. Knossos, considered the largest and most significant Minoan palace, is a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back to the Bronze Age. It is often associated with the legendary King Minos and the labyrinth of the Minotaur.

Knossos Palace Tour

Upon arrival at Knossos, visitors are greeted by the extensive ruins of the palace complex, which was first discovered and partially reconstructed by the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans in the early 20th century. The guided tour allows participants to explore the labyrinthine layout of the palace, offering insights into the advanced architectural techniques and ingenious infrastructure of the Minoans.

The Throne Room, Grand Staircase, and the Queen’s Megaron are among the highlights of Knossos. The vibrant frescoes that adorned the walls of these chambers, depicting scenes of daily life, religious rituals, and mythical tales, provide a vivid glimpse into Minoan culture and artistry.

As visitors wander through the ruins, the  tour guides share captivating stories and historical context. They explain the significance of various artifacts and architectural features, shedding light on the sophisticated civilization that once thrived in this region.

After exploring the palace, the tour may offer some free time to wander the surrounding area, allowing participants to soak in the atmosphere and capture the beauty of the Cretan landscape.

Knossos Palace tour from Agia Pelagia not only provides a glimpse into the past but also creates a memorable experience by blending history, culture, and the natural beauty of Crete. As the tour concludes, visitors return to Agia Pelagia with a deeper appreciation for the island’s heritage.

Schedule

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Languages

Places of Visit

Knossos Palace, Lassithi Plateau, Heraklion Center, Cave of Zeus, Pottery Factory

Pick Up Points

Fodele Beach Outside Reception
Happy Cretan Road Entrance Gate
Petrol Station-Near Agia Pelagia Villas
Ambelos Hotel Apts.Main Road Corner
Blue Bay Resort Outside Reception Area
Sea Side Outside Reception Area
Capsis Out of Blue Gate Entrance
Pela Mare Ag.Pelagia Main Road Gate
Creta Sun Hotel Main Road Corner
Irida Hotel Bus Stop 12
Panorama Main Road Entrance
Athina Palace Outside Reception Area
Angel Hotel Main Road Gate

Photo Gallery of Knossos Palace