Knossos Palace and the town of Heraklion - Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

125749


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
This tour requires a moderate walk and going up and down several steps (in the palace of Knossos)

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

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

The Labyrinth Tour with a private guide


We start our day visiting 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. We 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.

A sightseeing tour in the capital town of Crete will follow focusing on the unique Venetian monuments which the town offers, such as the Venetian fountain of Morosini, The Basilica of St. Marc, The Venetian Loggia, St. Titos church, the Venetian Port with the Fortress of "Koule" etc.

A walk inside the town's open-air market will make our senses awaken with its different and various smells, colors and sounds, while a traditional meal in one of the town's traditional restaurants will give us the chance to experience the Cretan cuisine in one of the places where the locals would go for a meal.

Itinerary

Areas of Visit/ Activities :

- The Minoan Palace of Knossos

- Sightseeing tour in the town of Heraklion including a visit to the town's open air market

- Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Heraklion market street (optional)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

The four (4) hours duration of this tour includes an optional locally paid lunch brake stop inside the open air market of Heraklion. If a lunch stop is not wished we can alternatively add some more af the town's historic attractions.

Transportation

Knossos is just 5km to the south of Heraklion, so you 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

Other: 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 - For Knossos entrance ticket, public transportation and average lunch costs

What’s Extra

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

- Your transportation from the Port/Airport/ Your Hotel to Knossos Palace. From Knossos Palace to the town's center the local bus is suggested, running every 10 min. In this case, your bus tickets are paid on the spot.

- Your lunch cost in Heraklion (optional) paid locally.

A Recent Review of this tour

It was a fantastic tour. We are so grateful to MarIlina for making our visit to Knossos so worthwhile and enjoyable. She accommodated our preferences and even recommended other services which we gratefully used. We feel like we now have a new friend in Crete. A highlight of our trip. She really knows her stuff, her English is flawless and she paces the tour just right. Thank you, Marilina, for making our trip that much more incredible.
Jennifer Ulum

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    125749


    Categories

    Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    This tour requires a moderate walk and going up and down several steps (in the palace of Knossos)

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

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

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