Knossos & Heraklion Tour

Highlights: Palace & archaeological site of Knossos, Heraklion historical center and Archaeological Museum

Outline: Start with an enjoyable drive to Knossos. The palace is one of the major must-see archaeological sites in Greece, presenting visitors with a rare glimpse into Minoan civilization. Walk around the ruins and excavations of the vast ancient palace, and learn about the Greek mythological tales that are linked to it. After exploring the labyrinth of corridors and rooms on the Knossos tour, travel into central Heraklion for a walk around its historical center and main sites and a visit to the recently renovated Archaeological Museum, holding the most magnificent collection of Minoan art and culture.

Duration: 4 ½ hours [7 hours from Elounda, Agios Nikolaos]

Included: Private A/C vehicle & driver, Licensed English-speaking guide, Entrance fees to the indicated sites, Taxes

Activity level: MODERATE

Tips: Wear flat, comfortable walking shoes. Carry a bottle of water and wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat, especially in the summer.