Day trip

From Heraklion: Historical Center City Tour & Knossos Palace

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Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From Heraklion: Historical Center City Tour & Knossos Palace

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey
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From US$ 35.31 per person

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Discover the town of Heraklion, and visit the ancient Minoan Palace of Knossos on this guided day trip.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Polish, Italian
Pickup included
Pickup is from specific points in the areas of Sisi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Agkisaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia and from centrally located points in Heraklion town. You will receive a personalised email about the exact place and time of pick-up, within 24 hours after making the booking. Please check your spam folder.


  • Discover Minoan Palace of Knossos and learn everything about its history
  • Explore the beautiful city of Heraklion on a walking tour by our Guide
  • Wonder around its Venetian Harbor & lively streets in the Old Town
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum of the city history (optional, extra charge)
  • Do some local shopping at the lively and noisy old market of Heraklion
Full description

Start with pickup in the morning. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ. Visit Knossos, the mythical labyrinth and ancient capital of Minoan Crete. Enter the Archaeological Site with your guide for your tour of the site. Then enjoy some free time to take photos and admire the historic Minoan place. Visit the city of Heraklion and enjoy a guided tour in the center and the historical part of Heraklion, followed by 2 hours and 30 minutes of free time at the old market, the city center, or visit the archaeological museum.

For those who wish to visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the choice is optional and will be without a guide. Afterward, return to your hotel.

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned bus
  • Professional Driver
  • Guided tour in Knossos palace
  • Walking tour in the city
  • Liability insurance coverage
  • Knossos Palace Ticket: 15€
  • Archaeological Museum Ticket: 12€ (Knossos & Museum Combined ticket 20€)
  • Food/Drinks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

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Very good trip around Knossos palace. Tour guide was amazing and explained everything perfectly. The tour itself was great however, the guide had to switch between English and French which after a while got slightly confusing and I switched off to be honest. Nonetheless it was an amazing experience and again the knowledge the guide had was fantastic. Had a little bit of a issue with transport in the morning we were picked up by mini bus fine but then us and a few others were waiting at the side of the road not really knowing what was happening even the driver seemed unsure as to what was going on. Eventually we were collected by a larger bus and the tour guide, after that it was all easy sailing so to speak. Heraklion city centre was great too with brilliant souvenir shops and eateries. The Venetian port was beautiful to observe. Bring sunscreen and a hat it was VERY hot and we struggled a little bit in the heat.

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June 15, 2022

The journey there took just over an hour. On the way back it was suddenly more than 2 hours. Never again!

July 27, 2022

The transfer worked great. Our tour guide Nektarios gave us a very vivid account of the history of Knossos and Heraklion. Small but nice walk through the old town. Afterwards there was enough time to stroll around or to visit the Archiological Museum. Very nice trip.

June 11, 2022

Product ID: 419157