Knossos Palace and Heraklio city tour from Chania


With this full day tour from Chania you will visit Knossos Palace which is the most visited place of Crete and the birthplace of minoan civilization and the origin of the myth of labyrinth .

  • Guided visit of Knossos Palace, the birthplace of minoan civilization
  • Learn about the myth of labyrinth and the ancient Minoan culture
  • Explore the beautiful Heraklion town
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Your stay in Crete is never complete without a visit to Knossos Palace. With this full day tour from Chania you will visit Knossos Palace which is the most visited place of Crete and the birthplace of minoan civilization and the origin of the myth of labyrinth . It contains the largest of the Minoan palaces which dated back to 2000 B.C. that has been partially restored. Excavated in the early 20th century by the great English archaiologist Arthur Evans. The ruins and rebuilt parts belong to the last and largest Minoan Palace, the labyrinth of Knossos. Built 3700 years ago, is over 1000 pieces. This palace was even a health system and was decorated with impressive murals. The throne of King Minos is still intact.

Continue your tour with a visit to the capital of Crete, Heraklion. Free time to explore the town of Heraklion which is the largest urban centre of Crete, the capital of the region of Crete and the economic centre of the island. Arrival back to your hotel around 18.30.

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What's Included


  • Transportation by luxury bus
  • Professional guide
  • Pick up/drop off service
  • Full Liability Insurance
  • Whispers

Not included

  • Entrance fees 
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
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Additional Information

Entrance fees: Entrance fees should be paid on the bus in cash as following: EU Citizens: 0-24,99 (FREE) / 25-64,99 (20,00 € combined) / 65+ (13,00 € combined). Other nationalities: 0-5,99 (FREE) / 6-24,99 (13,00 € combined) / 25-64,99 (20,00 € combined) / 65+ (20,00 € combined)

Complimentary pick up service from 06:40 to 07:50 is provided from hotels located in the suburbs of Chania (Kolimbari, Tavronitis, Maleme, Gerani, Platanias, Ag Marina, Stalos, Kalamaki, Ag Apostoli, Halepa) and from Chania town. Please advise your hotel upon booking. 

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