Guided tour

Heraklion: Historic Walking Tour

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Heraklion: Historic Walking Tour

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From US$ 872.93 per group up to 10

Discover the history of ancient Crete on this guided tour as you visit the palace of Knossos, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and the 16th-century Koules Fortress.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover why is Knossos is one of Greece's most important archaeological sites
  • Hear stories about Venetian and Ottoman monuments
  • Explore the largest Greek Island, known for beaches and also archeological sites
Full description
Crete is known for beaches, mountains, and famous archaeological sites. The capital city of Heraklion is home to a well-known Archaeological Museum that you will visit on this walking tour. It houses Minoan civilization treasures and artefacts from Knossos dating back to the Bronze Age. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the best and complete collections of artefacts from this great civilization. You'll learn about the mythical labyrinth of Knossos, why Venetian and Ottoman monuments are found in Heraklion, and why ancient Knossos is one of the country’s most important archaeological sites.  With your professional guide, you will also visit an archaeological site, the palace of Knossos, as well as the 16th-century Koules Fortress. Built by the Venetians in the early part of the century, the fortress stands at the entrance to the old port and is still in great condition.
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to Palace of Knossos (15 euros)
  • Entrance to Heraklion Archaeological Museum (6 euros)
  • Entrance to Koules Fortress (2 euros)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Main entrance to the Palace of Knossos, in front of the ticket office. Knossos 714 09, Greece.

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Product ID: 382970