Day trip

From Heraklion: Historical Center City Tour & Knossos Palace

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Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From Heraklion: Historical Center City Tour & Knossos Palace

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From US$ 34.39 per person

Discover the town of Heraklion, and visit the ancient Minoan Palace of Knossos on this guided day trip.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup included
Pickup is from specific points in the areas of Sisi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Agkisaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia and from centrally located points in Heraklion town. You will receive a personalised email about the exact place and time of pick-up, within 24 hours after making the booking. Please check your spam folder.


  • Discover Minoan Palace of Knossos and learn everything about its history
  • Explore the beautiful city of Heraklion on a walking tour by our Guide
  • Wonder around its Venetian Harbor & lively streets in the Old Town
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum of the city history (optional, extra charge)
  • Do some local shopping at the lively and noisy old market of Heraklion
Full description

Enjoy a guided day tour of Heraklion as you discover the historic city center and Knossos Palace.

Start with pickup in the morning and first visit Knossos Palace, the mythical labyrinth and ancient capital of Minoan Crete. Enter the archaeological site with your guide and learn about its fascinating and mysterious history

Then enjoy some free time to take photos and admire the architecture of your surroundings.

Next, explore the city of Heraklion with a guided tour in the city center. Enjoy 2 hours and 30 minutes of free time at the old market, the city center, or visit the archaeological museum.

For those who wish to visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the choice is optional and will be without a guide. Afterward, return to your hotel.

  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned bus
  • Professional Driver
  • Guided tour in Knossos palace
  • Walking tour in the city
  • Liability insurance coverage
  • Knossos Palace Ticket: 15€
  • Archaeological Museum Ticket: 12€ (Knossos & Museum Combined ticket 20€)
  • Food/Drinks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 12 reviews

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visit on 09/10/22: the guide was pompous. he was reciting more of a school lesson. no life in his words which became heavy at the end. the guided tour of knossos is nevertheless interesting. on the other hand, that of the center of heraklion is not worth it. we stayed in the pedestrian streets with a few monuments of no great importance. it would have been better to have free time to better visit and enjoy more. because 2h30 to eat and see for example the museum is too short... excursion to be improved

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September 10, 2022

It really was a beautiful day! You have to see Knossos! The subsequent brief tour of Heraklion was just right. We still had 3 hours of free time in Heraklion. Arrival to Heraklion in the minibus, then separated according to language in the big coach. Top guide and all in all a perfect day! Not too much guidance and also not too little! Class!

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August 20, 2022

Very good trip around Knossos palace. Tour guide was amazing and explained everything perfectly. The tour itself was great however, the guide had to switch between English and French which after a while got slightly confusing and I switched off to be honest. Nonetheless it was an amazing experience and again the knowledge the guide had was fantastic. Had a little bit of a issue with transport in the morning we were picked up by mini bus fine but then us and a few others were waiting at the side of the road not really knowing what was happening even the driver seemed unsure as to what was going on. Eventually we were collected by a larger bus and the tour guide, after that it was all easy sailing so to speak. Heraklion city centre was great too with brilliant souvenir shops and eateries. The Venetian port was beautiful to observe. Bring sunscreen and a hat it was VERY hot and we struggled a little bit in the heat.

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June 15, 2022

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