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

Knossos Palace & Heraklion Full-Day Tour from Chania Area

Product ID: 183695
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Enjoy a 1-day bus excursion from Chania to Knossos. Visit the Palace of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum, the city of Heraklion and more.
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Duration: 12 hours
Starting time 6:40 AM
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Live tour guide
English, German

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From Chania area.

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  • Explore the Knossos Palace, the center of Minoan civilization and see the 3000-year King's throne
  • Enjoy a guided tour by a professional licensed guide in English
  • Visit the archaeological museum of Heraklion
  • Stroll through the busy capital of Crete with 2 hours of free time
  • See some of the oldest artifacts of European history
Full description
Depart from Chania at around 7 AM and head eastwards along the north coast. Pass the city of Heraklion and continue towards inland Crete until you reach the Palace of Knossos.

The palace is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world, a cradle of European culture and the center of the Minoan civilization. Follow your guide on a 2-hour tour through the fascinating story of the Minoan period and learn about the Minotaur and Ariadne.

Afterward, rejoin the bus which will bring you to the heart of the capital city of Crete, Heraklion. Take the chance to visit the archaeological museum, where you can see and learn about the Minoan period while accompanied by your guide. Finally, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore the busy and lively city of Heraklion, have Cretan lunch, and drink Raki. At around 5 PM, the bus will depart on its return journey to Chania.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from selected locations
  • English guided tour in Knossos Palace
  • Roundtrip bus transfer to all locations
  • Free time in Heraklion city
What’s Not Included
  • Entry ticket for the Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum (16 Euros)
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please advise of your hotel name and location in the Chania area at the time of booking let us know; a local partner will email you with pickup details
• Pickup begins earlier than tour starting time and is done from specific meeting points in Perivolia, Halepa, Akrotiri, Halidon Street Alpha Bank, Chania center, Kladissos, Nea Chora, Agioi Apostoloi, Xrysi Akti, Daratso, Galatas, Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Gerani, Kontomari, Pyrgos, Psyionfrou, Maleme, Tavronitis, Kolymvari, Minothiana, Paraniana and Kamisiana
• The entry ticket for the Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum (€16) is not included, and you must pay cash on site

From US$ 55.03 per person

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Product ID: 183695