Full-day Tour Knossos Palace & Heraklion City from Chania
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Full-day Tour Knossos Palace & Heraklion City from Chania, Greece

9 hours

Journey back in time and visit the Minoan palace at Knossos on a day trip from Rethymno. Learn more about the ancient civilization at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.


  • Visit Minoan Palace at Knossos
  • Learn about the ancient Minoan civilization from the professional guide


  • Pick-up and drop-off at Chania area
  • Guide
  • Transportation by bus

Not Included:

  • Knossos Palace entrance fee 15 euro
  • Lunch

Please note: The pick up starts from the area of Kolymbari and ends at Halepa's area. We pick up and drop off the customers close to their hotel.

Knossos is the site of the most important and better known palace of Minoan civilization. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos. The Palace is also connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and the story of Daedalus and Icarus. The site was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic period (7000- 3000 B.C.) until Roman times.

After its partial destruction in 1450 B.C., Knossos was settled by Mycenaeans from the Greek Mainland. The city flourished again during the Hellenistic period in 67 B.C. It was captured by the Roman Quintus Caecilius Metelus Creticus.

Knossos was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. Arthur Evans conducted systematic excavations at the site between 1900 and 1931, bringing to light the palace, a large section of the Minoan city, and the cemeteries. The restoration of the palace to its present form was carried out by Arthur Evans. The interventions were mostly imposed by the need to preserve the monuments uncovered.


06.40‐07.50 Pick up

09.00 20-minute stop for breakfast (optional)

10.30 Arrival at Knossos.

Guiding from an official guide

12.00 Departure from Knossos

12.20 Arrival at Heraklion

12.30‐15.30 Free time at Heraklion City

If you wish you can visit by yourselves the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.

15.30 Departure from Heraklion

17.00 20-minute stop for coffee

18.00‐18.30 Arrival at your Hotel

Free cancellation

Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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