Heraklion Historic and Culinary Tour and Knossos Palace - Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), German (fluent), Greek (fluent)

The Labyrinth of Homer and Heraklion Bits and Bites with a Private Guide

You start your day visiting the historic Monuments of Heraklion old town. You will explore Venetian and Ottoman Monuments, such as the fountain of Morosini, The Basilica of St. Marc, The Venetian Loggia, St. Titos church, the Venetian Port with the Fortress of "Koule"and the Venetian 'Neoria".

On your way you will try local pastries and delicacies, like the famous "bougatsa" pastry, "loukoumades" donuts with honey, Greek coffee, local olive oil, wine, cheese, honey and other local products. A walk inside the town's open-air market will make your senses awaken with its different and various smells, colors and sounds.

After Heraklion, you will visit the most important archaeological site on Crete and the second most visited archaeological site of the country, the Minoan palace of Knossos, the mythical Labyrinth of Homer. You will be visiting an amazing area of 22. 000sq meters. A prehistoric "city", the place where the oldest European civilization started and flourished some 5000 years ago.


Areas of Visit/ Activities :

- Visit of Heraklion Monuments

- Try Local Specialties, Delicacies and Products

- Visit of Heraklion Open Air market

- Visit of Knossos Palace

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Heraklion Cruise Ship Port

End location: Heraklion Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 5 hours

Walking Tour


Knossos is just 5km to the south of Heraklion, so we can easily get there by the local bus or by taxi. From Knossos to Heraklion town we can simply take the local bus which runs every 10' min and takes about 15'- 20' min to reach the town's center. Alternatively taxis are also available from Knossos to Heraklion.

What’s Included

My guiding services I.e. my knowledge in history, mythology and the arts, a lot of tips about things you can do while on Crete, the opportunuty to take you to places where the locals would go and share my good mood and humorous spirit.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 Euro per person - For Knossos entrance ticket and average local products tasting costs

What’s Extra

- Your Entrance tickets for the Palace of knossos (15 euro per person)

- Your tranfer by taxi/ local bus from Heraklion to Knossos Palace and back

- Your local products tasting in Heraklion, paid locally

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