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From Agios Nikolaos: Knossos Palace & Heraklion Guided Tour

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From Agios Nikolaos: Knossos Palace & Heraklion Guided Tour

From US$ 46.57 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 historical city of Heraklion.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait on the main road in front of your Hotel.


  • 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 pick up from select hotels in Agios Nikolaos and 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. The bus tour will then head to Heraklion, visiting the Archaeological Museum and the town center. 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.  
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from specified locations in the Elounda and Agios Nikolaos areas
  • Guided tour of Knossos Palace
  • Free time to explore Heraklion city and visit the Archaeological Musem
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus with a guide
  • The €15 entrance fee to Knossos Palace or the €20 combined ticket to Knossos Palace and the 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

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Pick up begins up to 60 minutes before the stated departure time
  • Pick up is only available from specified hotels in the Agios Nikolaos area
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 10 reviews

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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 tour was well organized, we were picked up on time at the agreed location. Unfortunately, no COVID guidelines were observed at all, the bus was completely full although the description said that the number was limited. It was also not ensured that everyone wore a mask. The guide in Knossos tried hard but was very repetitive. Instead, it could have been cut in half and given time to explore for yourself.

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August 1, 2021

One thing we didn't like at all was the completely unexpected dubbing of the excursion: each sentence was first said in English and then translated into German. A very irritating aspect that makes us waste time unnecessarily. Because of this we were unable to have free time in Knossos. In general, the tour is nice, but we advise you to ask in advance what language the excursion will be in.

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August 13, 2019

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