Tours Crete

Knossos Palace from Kokkini Hani

Knossos Palace Tour
Knossos Palace Tour Crete

Knossos Palace tour from the Kokkini Hani in Crete. It offers a fascinating journey through the rich history and archaeological wonders of the Minoan civilization. Kokkini Hani, 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 Kokkini Hani 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. The guide offers 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. 

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 Kokkini Hani not only provides a glimpse into the past but also creates a memorable experience. As the tour concludes, visitors return to Kokkini Hani 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

Rinella Beach Resort Main Road Entrance
Hatzis Tavern Road Entrance
Knossos Beach Main Road Entrance
Arina Sand (Main Road- Bus Stop 2)
Unique Blue Resort Road Entrance Gate
Karteros Hotel Road Corner