Half Day Private Tour to Knossos Palace (Skip the line) & Panoramic City Tour

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Departs: Heraklion, Heraklion

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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A private group tour around Heraklion and a visit to the famous archeological sites of Knosos and the museum. Private tours privide flexibility and personalized service. Pick up and drop off from/to your accomodations makes the experience much quicker and saves time.

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Official Local guide

Skip the line Entrance tickets to Knossos Palace

Transport by air conditioned minivan

What's Not Included



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Vehicles will be sanitized before every pick up. Hand sanitizing done before departure and after every major stop. Face masks available for clients. Guides will wear facemasks and use microphone when guiding.
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Knossos Archaeological Site
Start your experience by meeting the guide at the pick up point. Enjoy the scenic ride heading to Visit Knossos, the capital of King Minos and the center of the magnificent Minoan civilization.It is located only a few kilometers south of Heraklion. Searching the keys to the past will travel back in time some 4500 years BC. Knossos Palace is famous around the world for its myths of Europa, the Minotaur, the Labyrinth and Theseus, Daedalus and Ikarus. In order to understand the future Knossos will open us a window to the most ancient civilization of Europe. Knossos’ architectural feats include several stores buildings (first in the world) with light wells and bathrooms, impressive pillars and an ingenuous drainage system, aqueducts, irrigation systems, paved roads and magnificent frescoes. This will impress you and show you an advanced beautiful jewelry and a way of life you never thought possible in the dawn of history.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum of Herakleion city is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece and among one of the most important museums in Europe. The museum houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5.500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. It is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide. The museum, located in the town centre, was built between 1937 and 1940 by architect Patroklos Karantinos on a site previously occupied by the Roman Catholic monastery

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

After finishing the sights we will drive arround Heraklio for the Panoramic city tour. Back in 1204 AD the city of Heraklion was bought by the Republic of Venice. Then the Venetians improved on the ditch of the city by building enormous fortifications most of which are still in place including a giant wall, in places up to 40 m thick, with 7 bastions, and a fortress in the harbor. Time at leisure in Heraklion to explore the city and to see the impressive Venetian buildings and castle, the Cathedral of St Tito ,the fountains at Lions square , the open street market. In case you wish to taste the
famous Cretan cuisine for lunch just let us know to arange time at disposal.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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