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Knossos Palace and Heraklion Town: Private Guided Tour

Knossos Palace and Heraklion Town: Private Guided Tour

From US$ 515.14 per group up to 2

Explore the impressive Minoan palace of Knossos, the mythical Labyrinth of Homer. Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Heraklion, focusing on the unique Venetian monuments of the town. Take a walk inside an open-air market to awaken your senses.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Visit Knossos Palace, the greatest monument of the Minoan civilization, in a detailed guided tour.
  • Explore the Venetian and Ottoman historic monuments of Heraklion
  • Lunch like a local at the Heraklion Market
Full description

Start your day visiting the most important archaeological site on Crete and the second-most visited archaeological site in Greece, the Minoan palace of Knossos. Explore the sprawling 5-acre site as you traipse through the mythical Labyrinth of Homer.

Take in priceless historical insight from your personal tour guide into the prehistoric settlement, where the oldest European civilization started and flourished some 5000 years ago. Afterwards, you’ll set off on a sightseeing tour of Herklion, Crete’s capital. Wander through the port town, focusing on the unique Venetian monuments such as the Venetian fountain of Morosini, The Basilica of St. Marc, The Venetian Loggia, St. Titos church, the Venetian Port, and more.

Marvel at the ancient city walls and the towering Koules Fortress. Cap things off with a walk inside the town's open-air market for a true multi-sensory experience. Take in the vibrant smells, tastes, and sights, as your guide tips you off to the best stands to sample local Greek street food and produce.

Sated in mind and body, your tour will end at the Morosini Lions Fountain.

  • Experienced and licensed tour guide
  • Whisper headphones are included in the price for groups over 5 travellers as per necessary Covid restrictions in Archeological Sites.
  • Entrance tickets for the Palace of Knossos (15 EUR per person)
  • Transportation
  • Food at the local market
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

You will meet your guide in front of the entrance to Knossos Palace by the tickets kiosk. Your guide will be holding a sign with "Elissos Traveling Philosophy" written on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility as you will climb several steps flights of stairs. Unfortunately there is no elevator.
  • The best way to get from from Knossos Palace to the town's center is the local bus running every 10 minutes. In this case, you will pay for your bus tickets on the spot and ride the bus with your guide.
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Very very good visit.

August 10, 2019

Product ID: 246087