From Chania: The Private Tour Of Knossos Minoan Palace


  • Explore Europe’s oldest city
  • Walking in Heraklion city centre
  • Unique museum exhibits and artefacts
  • Learn everything from a local licensed guide
  • Interactive guiding with educational material
  • Learn about the Minoans and their every-day life
  • Analytic descriptions for the ancient history of Crete
  • Discover the secrets of the most ancient civilization in Europe
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Follow us and explore the oldest city of Europe and the first organized human civilization, the Minoans. Discover the greatness of the ancient Minoans and walk around the old stone-paths of Knossos, the cradle of Minoan civilization.

The palace of Knossos, the centre of Minoan civilization, was constituted the main force of the island’s population during the Bronze Age. Their society and the palace were possibly destroyed at the explosion of the Santorini Volcano. The excavation conducted by Arthur Evans 1900-1913 and 1922-1930 brought to light the grand palace of Knossos, along with other significant findings of immense importance concerning the culture and the life of the Minoans, which are, as of yet, kept at the archaeological museum of Heraklion.

In this private tour, you’ll have the chance to explore the most important monuments of the site such as The Palace of Knossos, the Little Palace, the Royal Villa, house of the Frescoes, Caravanserai, the “Unexplored Mansion”, the Temple Tomb, the House of the High Priest, the South Mansion, the Villa of Dionysos etc.

The trip starts from Chania (or any other region of Crete upon request). The pick-up is from your hotel’s lobby. Heading to Heraklion, which is approximately 2 hours away, you’ll enjoy the route and beautiful surroundings. The first stop is the palace of Knossos, and a tour by a professional licensed local guide is following. After the palace tour, you’ll reach the centre of Heraklion, and the tour of the archaeological museum starts. You’ll also have plenty of time to eat and shop. After approximately 3-4 hours stay in Heraklion, we head back to Chania (or any other Crete region).

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What's Included


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Bottled water per person
  • English speaking, local driver
  • Licensed and professional local guide
  • Ancient city and museum entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Private tour

Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
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Additional Information

What to bring with you for this tour... except your besy mood & smile :)

  • Your Camera
  • Comfortable clothing & shoes
  • Sunscreen & hat during summer months
  • During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.

Booking & Cancellation Policies

  • If a tour is cancelled due to low participation or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments.
  • In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.
  • The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
  • Regular Stops – There are stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone’s convenience. If a client feels sick or it is necessary to stop, please inform your driver accordingly.

Meals & Alternatives

  • In the case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences, please inform the company in advance.
  • Meals (when included) usually contain traditional Cretan recipes.
  • Appetizers, main courses and desserts will usually be served in platters according to the local way of eating.
  • We can offer vegetarian – vegan alternatives, but we require prior notice during reservation.
  • The client has the responsibility to inform the company in advance of any food allergies to find suitable alternatives if possible.
  • Alcohol consumption is not allowed for children and teenagers under the age of 18 years old.
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About the provider


GS Tours Chania Ltd is a travel and tourism company with long experience in offering unforgettable experience in Crete island.

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