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From Chania: Full-Day Heraklion Highlights Tour

Activity provider: SeaByBus

From Chania: Full-Day Heraklion Highlights Tour

Activity provider: SeaByBus
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From US$ 91.76 per person

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Discover some of Crete's greatest highlights on this tour of Heraklian. Visit Knossos Palace, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, and take a walking tour of Heraklion Town.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Meet your driver in front of your accommodations or arranged pickup point. Drivers will wait for guests no longer than 15 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Immerse yourself in the Greek mythology stories of the Labyrinth and Minotaur
  • See stunning ancient Greek artifacts at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
  • Explore Heraklion town center and stroll by a Venetian Fortress and the harbor
  • Enjoy the freedom to choose the best option for you: a private or a group tour
  • Explore the archaeological site of Knossos Palace, the palace of King Minos
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Explore the oldest civilization in Europe on a full-day tour from Chania. Enjoy a tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, and wander through Heraklion Town.

Begin your tour from your accommodation in Chania, and as your drive, learn about the myths of the Labyrinth and the Minotaur or the story of Daidalos and Ikaros. In Heraklion, head to the Palace of Knossos and explore the ruins.

Next, visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and admire over 15,000 ancient Greek artifacts. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the town of Heraklion. Discover a Venetian fortress at the entrance of the harbor, gorgeous Neoclassical buildings and Byzantine churches.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Audiovisual presentation of Cretan customs in vehicle
  • Cretan lunch box
  • Cold soft drinks, beer, wine, and bottled water
  • Local tour leader
  • USB charging ports
  • Free WiFi in vehicle
  • Public liability insurance
  • Entrance tickets to Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum (€20 combined ticket)
  • Guided tour of the palace
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Customer reviews

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The trip was amazing. The tour guide (Christine Moraitaki) and the driver were very kind and beautiful people. Very friendly team. They were very attentive with tourists needs, they gave us candies, the food was well packed, they kept the soft drinks / water cold etc. You could charge your phone on the bus. The tour guide told us about myths around the place and she gave us a map with the meeting point and points of interest from Heraklion city. We had 3h in the Heraklion city after we visited the Knossos Palace and the Archeological Museum. This 3h were enough to visit other major tourist attractions in the city and to even drink a caffee and eat something.

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July 22, 2022

Very friendly team. They went above and beyond for everything. We had a lot of useful information on Crete during the tour and also on Minoan history. We really enjoyed learning Greek and the raki tasting at the end. Will definitely book with Sea by Bus again! And a special thanks to Christine and Thanos for such a fun day :)

June 24, 2022

The tour was so wonderful! The guides were so so kind and welcoming. Everything went seamlessly: they were easy to contact and picked us up/dropped us off at our Airbnb. Christine pointed out interesting sights along the drive and happily answered all of our questions. They also provided drinks, snacks, and raki! Highly recommend!!

May 28, 2022

Product ID: 409428