a 6 hour Private Tour through Knossos, the Archaeological Museum, and Heraklion City
We will visit Knossos, the largest and most famous of the Minoan palaces, the residence of the mythical King Minos and the monster Minotaur, a multi-acre complex of royal apartments, elaborate staircases, storage and craft areas, the first European theater, and a throne room with the original Bronze Age throne. Replicas of many frescoes grace the palace.
A walking tour of Heraklion, Crete's largest city, is a must on this tour. Crete's largest city abounds with buildings, monuments, and churches that bear witness to its centuries-old history, among them the Morozini Fountain, the Venetian Loggia, St. Titus Church, etc
After free time for lunch, we will visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of the greatest museums in the world. It hosts the unique Minoan art.
- We will visit Knossos, the largest and most famous of the Minoan palaces.
- A walking tour of Heraklion, Crete's largest city.
- 2 hours of free time for lunch and shopping.
- After lunch, we will visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of the greatest museums in the world.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port (Heraklion port), Airport (Heraklion airport), Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Your hotel in heraklion area or hotels max 5 km from heraklion city center
Duration: 6 hours
Licensed Mercedes Vito 2015 with 6 seats for passengers+guide+driver. we can accommodate up to 4 travelers comfortably.
We can take up to 4 people comfortably, and 2 more with some reduced space. Please contact me for details.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
16 euro - entrance tickets
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Vengelis was perhaps the most knowledgeable guide i have ever had. His tour of Knossos was deeply informative. We all paid quite close attention as he clearly knew his material. Logistically his tour was on time, the vehicle comfortable, and the organization of our touring very well done. He is a nice man and we highly recommend him!