Knossos Palace Tour and Heraklion

Knossos Palace - Heraklion Center
8 hours

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Description

The Knossos Palace Tour will take you to the most famous landmarks of Crete. The Knossos archaeological area and the capital city of Crete, Heraklion. You will also visit a local Cretan farm and taste the local production.

Knossos Palace Guided Tour

Knossos was the capital of the Minoan state, the first European civilization, where the dynasty of Minos ruled. The palace is connected with thrilling legends due to its size and its intricate design. Here you will enjoy a Knossos Palace guided tour. You will learn about King Minos, his daughter Ariadne, and of course, the mythical Minotaur that lived in the Labyrinth. Also about the architectural plan of Daedalus, the rare and luxurious materials, the techniques of construction, and the elaborate drainage system. The size of the palace makes it one of the most amazing sights on the island.

Minoan Local Farm

Leaving the Palace of Knossos, we go towards Patsides village to visit the Minoan Farm. There you will have the opportunity to try Cretan products, such as honey, and olive oil.

Heraklion Center Guided Tour

From there we get to the city of Heraklion the capital of Crete. You will have free time to enjoy your coffee in one of the numerous cafés of the city. Additionally you may shop in the modern stores or just take a stroll around and explore the fascinating old buildings.

– Explore Knossos with a guided tour around the impressive palace.
– Visit Heraklion with a short guided tour around the historical center.
– Patsides local farm. Taste local products.
– Free time to walk around the city center, have lunch, enjoy shopping, etc.
– Optional visit to the Archaeological Museum.

Itinerary:

08:30 – 09:30 am: Pick up time.

10:00 am: Arrival. Knossos Palace Guided Tour.

12:00 am: Departure from Knossos Palace.

12:10: Arrival at Patsides – Minoan Farm.

13:00: Arrival in Heraklion.

15:30: Departure from Heraklion.

16:00 – 17:00: Return time.

What to bring:

Bring walking shoes.

Sunglasses, a hat, and a sun cream.

Pricing:

The Knossos Palace Tour price is €29 for an adult, and €14.50 for a child. Infants are free.

Route Map:

West Bus: Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Heraklion to Knossos.

East Bus: Malia, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi Gouves to Knossos

Important Information:

DURATION: 7 hours
KNOSSOS: 2 hours
MINOAN FARM: 20 min.
HERAKLION: 2 1⁄2 hour

Not Suitable:

For people with moving problems.

Schedule - Days and Languages

Days and Languages

Saturday: English, German

Knossos Palace Tour Includes:

✅ Hotel pick up and drop off. Transportation by modern buses.

✅ Professional tour guide (live).

✅ Insurance cover.

✅ Easy cancellation.

Excludes:

❌ Entrance tickets to archaeological sites or places of interest.

We would like to inform you about the prices for this year’s season regarding the admissions to the Knossos site and the Archaeological Museum.

Unfortunately, the price of the combined ticket for €20 for the Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is no longer valid. Visitors will now have to pay separately for their ticket for each site.

So, the prices for the Knossos Palace are as follows:

  • REGULAR TICKET: €15
  • INDIVIDUALS AGED 5-25 YEARS OUTSIDE EU: €8
  • CHILDREN UP TO 5 YEARS OLD OUTSIDE EU: FREE
  • INDIVIDUALS UP TO 25 YEARS OLD WITHIN EU (born from 01/01/1999 until today): FREE
  • INDIVIDUALS OVER 65 YEARS OLD WITHIN EU: €8

❌ All meals and drinks.

Knossos Palace Tour Crete

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund if cancelled 24 hours before start time.
  • Weather-dependent; if cancelled due to bad weather, choose a new date or get a full refund.

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