Knossos Palace Tour

Knossos Palace - Heraklion Center
7 hours

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Description

The Knossos Palace Tour will take us to the most famous land marks of Crete. The Knossos archaeological area and the capital city of Heraklion.

The area of Knossos was the capital of the Minoans which was the first European civilization. Our bus and tour guide will pick you up in the morning around 08:30 am. The return is  around 16:30. We use only the best buses and tour guides for our tours and activities.

Knossos Palace Tour

Knossos palace is part of thrilling legends due to its size and its design. Here you will enjoy a full tour of Knossos. Learn about King Minos, his daughter Ariadne, and the mythical Minotaur that lived in a maze, the so-called Labyrinth.

You will see and admire: The architectural plans of Daedalus. The rare and luxurious materials. Their elaborate drainage system.

The size of the palace makes it one of the most amazing sights on the island. Knossos Palace is probably the most significant piece of evidence of a civilization that time did not erase.

Leaving Knossos, we are going towards Patsides village to visit the Minoan Farm. You will have the opportunity to try Cretan products, such as honey, and olive oil. You can also wander their estate which is fully planted with Cretan herbs.

Heraklion Tour

The last stop is the city of Heraklion, the capital of Crete. Here you will enjoy a short guided tour of the city. And then free time to enjoy a drink in one of the coffee shops. You may take the opportunity to shop in the stores or just take a walk and explore the old buildings. You may decide to purchase the combo ticket at Knossos and enter also the archaeological museum of Heraklion.

Essentials:

Bring comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for a good grip.

Sunglasses, and a sun cream.

Optional and Advices:

Do not bring too much money. Every business in Crete accepts bank cards.

Try to limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.

Leave your valuables at your hotel. Bring your personal medication.

You must always carry a copy of your passport with you. Although not required it is always a good idea.

Pick-Up Locations

We offer the Knossos Palace Tour from many locations across Crete. Visitors staying in Hersonissos (Chersonissos), Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Malia, Stalida (Stalis), Anissaras, Agkisaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara, and Agia Pelagia can easily take part. For better understanding of our pick up points please visit the following page: Pick Up Points. Please note that because of the size of the page the list is only visible on big screens.

Important Booking Information

On the ticket of the Knossos Palace Tour  you will receive, we will provide full details of the meeting point. We will carefully select the closest and safest pick up place, based on your hotel location.

We include a Google pin and a photograph of the meeting point. This ensures that you can easily identify and locate the meeting spot with confidence.

Our team is always available to assist you. Feel free to contact us at any time. We will provide you an emergency telephone number. This will ensure a stress free experience from the moment you embark on your tour or activity. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities.

Pricing

We are very careful with our pricing. We dislike hidden extras. What you read is what you get. If you need further information please contact us. The Knossos Palace Tour is €29 for an adult, and €14.50 for a child. Infants are free.

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Itinerary and Important Information

Itinerary

Timetable for the Knossos Palace Tour.

Itinerary:

  • 09:00 – 09:45: Pick up from designated locations.
  • 10:00: Arrival at Knossos – Embark on a guided tour through the splendid palace, delving into its rich history as the epicenter of an ancient civilization.
  • 12:00: Departure from Knossos Palace
  • 12:10: Arrival at Patsides – Minoan Farm
  • 13:00: Arrival in Heraklion
  • 15:30: Departure from Heraklion to the hotels
  • 16:00 – 17:00: Estimated return time.

Note: Specific pickup timings vary in different areas. For precise details, our Customer Service team will furnish you with the accurate schedule and a Google Maps pin for the exact pickup location.

Days and Languages

Saturday: English, German

Included

The following list contains everything that is included in the price of the Knossos Palace Tour you are viewing.

Services and Products Included:

✅ Hotel pick up & drop off area: Heraklion, Hersonisos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis, Ammoudara.

✅ Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses.

✅ Professional tour guide (live).

✅ Insurance cover.

✅ Printed or mobile tour vouchers accepted. -Instant confirmation.

✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).

Excluded

We have tried our best in avoiding any hidden costs for our customers. In the event that any hidden costs appear, through one of our suppliers, please contact us and we will solve the matter with no further discussion.

Services and Products Excluded from the Knossos Palace tour:

❌ Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest. Knossos Palace Entrance 15 Euro.

❌ All meals & drinks, unless mentioned otherwise in the tour description or the included section above.

❌ Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary.

Frequently Asked Questions

For whom is the Knossos Palace tour not suitable?

The Knossos Palace tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility.

What is Knossos Palace?

Knossos Palace is an ancient archaeological site in Crete, Greece.

How long does the Knossos Palace tour take?

The tour usually takes about 1 to 2 hours, depending on your pace.

Are there facilities like restrooms and cafes?

Yes, there are restrooms and cafes available for visitors at Knossos Palace.

Is Knossos Palace wheelchair accessible?

Parts of Knossos Palace are wheelchair accessible, but not all areas may be easy to navigate.

Can I buy souvenirs at Knossos Palace?

Yes, there are souvenir shops where you can buy gifts and memorabilia from your visit.

Is there an entrance fee for visiting Knossos Palace?

Αdults 15€, Senior (65+) citizens 8€, EU Students and young people up to 25 years old, free admission. Combined ticket with the archaeological museum of Iraklion available, 16€. Non EU up to 25 years old pay 8€
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