Private Tour Knossos & Heraklion City

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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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This tour is a unique experience, to visit the most important places in Heraklion City.

The tour schedule is flexible regarding the time spent at its attraction.

Our driver will pick you up from your Hotel or Port in Heraklion City.

The transfer is private and our English-speaking driver will drive you around the sightseeings.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Private transportation

WiFi on board

What's Not Included

Entrance Fees( wherever required)

Extra charge for hotel distance more that 50km from the city of Heraklion.

Gratuities (optional)

Tourist Guide

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Our drivers are able to provide you with information regarding the places but are not allowed to get inside at any permises. For this reason you will need an official guide
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.

What To Expect

Knossos Archaeological Site
Knossos archaeological site represents the center of the Minoan civilization and the capital of Minoan Crete. The main site of interest is the Palace of Knossos, where you can see:
-the Great Palace; it is the largest of the preserved Minoan palatial centers and contains the royal quarters, workshops, shrines, storerooms, repositories, the throne room, and banquet halls.
- the Little Palace, where it was found the famous Bull's Head made of steatite. It is exhibited in the museum of Knossos.
- the Royal Villa.
-the House of the High Priest.
-the Caravan Serai, where it was the entrance to the palace. It served as the public baths.
- and the Royal Temple Tomb-Sanctuary, which it is considered to have belonged to one of the Last Minoan Kings.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis
The Venetian Walls were part of the fortress of the city. The city was called Candia by the Venetians. Two of the city gates have survived among the centuries, Chania and Kainouria. Take time to walk outside and around the walls. At the southwestern corner of the City Walls, you will find the Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1947), the local author of "Zorba the Greek" and "The Last Temptation of Christ". One of the most important Greek authors through time. Take your time and enjoy the panoramic view of the city center and the beautiful sea.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cathedral of St. Minas
The Cathedral of St. Minas, is dedicated to the Patron Saint of Heraklion. It suffered from the battles of the past great damage and it took 30 years to be rebuilt. Right next to the imposing Cathedral it is a smaller and older St. Minas church and on the nearby square you can visit the former church of St. Ekaterini, where nowadays byzantine ecclesiastic treasures and icons are exhibited.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)
Morozini’s fountain or Four Lion Square was constructed during the Venetian Era to cover the needs of Candia, the capital city of the island. Today it is the meeting point for the locals surrounded by various shops ready to serve coffees, ice-creams and other delicacies. Opposite the Fountain, you can see the Basilica of St. Mark, one of the most important buildings from the Venetian times which now hosts the Municipal Art Gallery and is open to the public almost all day, every day.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Venetian Loggia is in the center of Heraklion city. It was constructed by Francesco Morosini during the Venetian rule. It is an impressive building of the Venetian times that has survived through time and today hosts the Town Hall of Heraklion.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Castello del Molo (Koules)
The Venetian Fortress Koules - also Castello a Mare or Rocca a Mare, according to the Venetians - dominates in the entrance of the Venetian Harbor and its main purpose was the protection of the city..

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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