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From Rethymno: Full-Day Knossos and Heraklion Tour

1. From Rethymno: Full-Day Knossos and Heraklion Tour

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.

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Santorini: 5-Hour Private Panoramic Tour with Host

2. Santorini: 5-Hour Private Panoramic Tour with Host

Adapt the tour to your personal interests and preferences; the itinerary presented below is just a suggestion. Start by being picked up from the location of your choice. Make the first stop in Firostefani, well known for the famous blue dome church where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the volcanic caldera. On your way to Oia, marvel at the characteristic architecture of the famous picturesque village. Visit the old Venetian castle, and explore its interior. Enjoy free time to stroll around the town and sip refreshments by the caldera. Next, head to Profitis Ilias which offers a unique 360° panoramic view of the island and is an ideal spot to take amazing photos. Visit the 300 years old monastery and taste some of the local delicacies and handmade products. After this, stop at Black Beach, a unique volcanic beach where you can swim, enjoy water sports, or have a delicious lunch overlooking the Aegean Sea. Continue on the to Akrotiri Archaeological Site located on the southern edge of the island. 

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What people are saying about Archaeological Museum of Thera

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

A great trip, perfectly organized, a visit to Heraklion Archeological Museum without waiting in the line for tickets ( good time of the day). The sights in Knossos are breathtaking. Sightseeing from the bus possible (who loves the nature and mountains). I recommend fully, especially that it was the second trip with this organizer and with the same, absolutely professional guide piloting the whole event.

Lovely day of culture and shopping

All in all, a really good day. We started with a visit to the Archaeological Museum in Herakilon. It was optional to follow the group and the guide. I even walked around. Then they had about an hour and a half in town before the bus drove to Knossos. There you also had the opportunity to walk around at your own pace. Eventually they were driven back to their hotel.

Nice trip, a lot of time to spend in the museum in Heraklion, as well as in Knossos. Well organized, tourguide speaks fluently english, german, french and russian. Greetings to 'Long Hair George'! We have nothing bad to say. And when you're in Heraklion we recommend to visit Amelia's Kitchen near El Greco park, best lunch we had during two weeks vacations ;)

very well organized, tour guide was very competent and very friendly - perfect for us as we were able to visit the sights individually

Well organized!

Fantastic nice GUIDE with care for travelers. Spoke perfect German and good English. Praise! * CHRISTER KYREUS, Greek connoisseur