Tours Crete

Knossos Palace from Ammoudara

Knossos Palace Tour
Knossos Palace Tour Crete

The Knossos Palace tour starting from the Ammoudara in Crete offers a fascinating journey through the rich history and archaeological wonders of the Minoan civilization. Ammoudara, 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 bus drive from Ammoudara 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. It 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 knowledgeable tour guides share captivating stories and historical context, bringing the ancient site to life. 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.

The Knossos Palace tour from Ammoudara 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 Ammoudara 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

Atlantika Akti Zeus Main Road Entrance
Apollonia Main Road Entrance – Bus Stop
Dolphin Bay Main Road Gate
Roxani Hotel Main Road
Santa Marina Main Road Entrance
Agapi beach (Opposite Entrance Gate – Taxi Station)
Creta Beach Main Road Entrance
Candia Maris Main Road Entrance
Neptuno Hotel Main Road Bus Stop
Shell Petrol Station
Vanisko Main Road Entrance

Knossos Palace Tour and Heraklion
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Knossos Palace Tour and Heraklion

Knossos Palace - Heraklion Center
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29.00
8 hours75
Knossos Palace Tour and Lassithi Plateau Cave of Zeus
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Knossos Palace Tour and Lassithi Plateau Cave of Zeus

Knossos Palace - Lassithi Plateau - Cave of Zeus
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36.00
9 hours75

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