A diachronic view of the area with a private guide
This tour provides the opportunity to the cruise ship passengers to combine a journey in the past, by visiting the palace of Knossos, the most important archaeological site of the island, getting a taste of the prehistoric Minoan culture, the first elaborate European civilisation and a short walk to the city centre of Heraklion, the vibrant capital of Crete, a place where you can feel the vibes of modern life and to travel back in the Venetian and Ottoman period by walking among the ancient monuments
Pick up from the passengers' station at Heraklion port.
Getting to Knossos (circa 25-30 min). Guided tour for about 1h 30 min.
Getting to the city centre (circa 25-30 min. )
Guided tour for about 1h 30 min.
Return to the cruise ship
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
Possible traffic in Heraklion city-center
Modern a/c mini-van
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - Admission tickets to Knossos (15 euro pp)
Souvenirs, food or drinks
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.