Tours Crete

Knossos Palace from Heraklion

Knossos Palace Tour
Knossos Palace Tour Crete

The Knossos Palace tour from Heraklion offers a fascinating journey through the rich history and archaeological wonders of the Minoan civilization. Heraklion, 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 Heraklion to Knossos Palace. It located very 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. Our guided tour allows participants to explore the labyrinthine layout of the palace. 

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 Heraklion not only provides a glimpse into the past. It also creates a memorable experience by blending history, culture, and the natural beauty of Crete. As the tour concludes, visitors return to Heraklion 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

Galaxy Hotel Main Road

Astoria Hotel Main Entrance

Historical Museum of Crete