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  1. Greece
  2. Crete
  3. Heraklion
  4. Palace of Knossos

From Rethymno: Full-Day Knossos and Heraklion Tour

Product ID: 108463
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Take a 1-day bus excursion from Rethymnon to Knossos. Visit the Palace of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum, the city of Heraklion, and more.
About this activity
Duration 9 - 10 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Hotel pickup and drop off in Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno town, Atsipopoulo, Kavros, and Georgioupoli
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the archaeological museum of Herakion
  • Explore the Knossos Palace, the center of Minoan civilization
  • Enjoy a great day in the capital of Crete, Heraklion
Full description
Depart from Rethymnon at around 8:30 AM, heading eastwards along the north coast. Pass the city of Heraklion and continue towards the inland of Crete until you reach the tour's highlight – your visit to the Palace of Knossos.

This is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world, a cradle of European culture and the center of the Minoan civilization. You will be guided (for about 2 hours) through the fascinating story of the Minoan period and hear about both the Minotaur and Ariadne. 

Afterwards the bus brings you to the heart of the capital city of Crete – Heraklion. There you have the chance to visit the archaeological museum, where you can see and learn about the Minoan period while accompanied by your guide.

Finally you will have two hours of free time to enjoy the busy and lively city of Heraklion, have Cretan lunch and drink raki. Time will pass before you know it, and at around 6:00 PM the bus will depart on its return journey to Rethymnon.
Includes
  • Bilingual guided tour in English and German
  • Bus tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno town, Atsipopoulo, Kavros, and Georgioupoli
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees for the Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum (16 Euros)
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PLATANOS TOURS

Product ID: 108463