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Crete: Knossos Palace & Heraklion Guided Tour

4.3 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Altino Travel

Crete: Knossos Palace & Heraklion Guided Tour

Activity provider: Altino Travel

From US$ 30.69 per person

Join a day trip by bus to the Palace of Knossos and to the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Enjoy a guided tour by a licensed guide and later visit the ancient city of Heraklion.

About this activity

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Duration 6 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup included
Confirmation mail of the exact pickup location and time will be sent the day before the activity starts

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Knossos Palace and see how the Minoans lived 4,000 years ago
  • See artifacts from all over Crete at the Archaeological Museum
  • Discover the town of Heraklion and its fascinating mixture of modern and ancient influences
Full description

Start your day with pickup from selected regions in Crete and first head to Heraklion for a guided tour of Knossos Palace. Walk through this Minoan palace with your guide and find out how people lived here 4,000 years ago. The Throne Room, the frescoes, and the Minoan columns will allow you to imagine how the Minoans once lived. Continue towards the city center of Heraklion where you can visit the Archaeological Museum and the town itself. The Archaeological Museum brings together findings from all over Crete, covering over 5,500 years of the island's history.   Head to the Heraklion town center and walk through Daidalou Street to Lion Square and the famous Morosini Fountain of the Venetian era. Explore the permanent outdoor market of the town and the Valide Mosque, a remnant of Turkish influences. Explore the Venetian Loggia and head to the sea and the Koules Fortress before being dropped back off at your hotel.  

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour of Knossos Palace
  • Free time to explore Heraklion city and visit the Archaeological Museum
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
  • 15 entrance fee to Knossos Palace or €20 combined ticket to Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Pickup time is subject to minor alterations. The exact pickup time and location will be sent via email the day before the activity takes place.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Pick up was right on time. Got to Knossos and had an excellent tour and time. Then was able to spend a few hours in Heraklion. Also, learned many things during the drive. Everything was great and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. I always have great luck with Get Your Guide.

May 25, 2021

The booking was unproblematic, the information about the pickup point came in good time. Everything very well organized. Unfortunately, the bus ride from Agios Nikolaos to Heraklion took almost 2 hours, as several people were picked up on the way.

June 8, 2022

May 29, 2022

Product ID: 234177