Knossos Palace & Heraklion Full-Day Tour

Price 27.00

Enjoy a 1-day bus excursion from Chania to Knossos. Visit the Palace of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum, the city of Heraklion and more.

Depart from Chania at around 7 AM and head eastwards along the north coast. Pass the city of Heraklion and continue towards inland Crete until you reach the Palace of Knossos.

The palace is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world, a cradle of European culture and the center of the Minoan civilization. Follow your guide on a 2-hour tour through the fascinating story of the Minoan period and learn about the Minotaur and Ariadne.

Afterward, rejoin the bus which will bring you to the heart of the capital city of Crete, Heraklion. Take the chance to visit the archaeological museum, where you can see and learn about the Minoan period while accompanied by your guide. Finally, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the busy and lively city of Heraklion, have Cretan lunch, and drink Raki. At around 5 PM, the bus will depart on its return journey to Chania.

Experience

Highlights

Explore the Knossos Palace, the center of Minoan civilization and see the 3000-year King's throne
Enjoy a guided tour by a professional licensed guide in English
Visit the archaeological museum of Heraklion
Stroll through the busy capital of Crete with 2 hours of free time
See some of the oldest artifacts of European history

Not suitable for

Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please advise of your hotel name and location in the Chania area at the time of booking let us know; a local partner will email you with pickup details
• Pickup begins earlier than tour starting time and is done from specific meeting points in Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana
• The entry ticket for the Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum (€16) is not included, and you must pay cash on site