Duration
4 hours
Price
69 € per person

 

The above tour can also optionally become a private tour, (Private licensed guide -private driver and vehicle), Arranged on specific time and day of your choice.

Tour info

Visit the Mythical Palace of Knossos of King Minos and Labyrinth, home to the Minotaur.
The Archeological Museum of Heraklion which hosts a collection that makes it one of the most important Museums in Europe, in its field.

*The number of participants for this excursion is 1-12 persons. The price does not include, entrance fees, transfers, and any personal expenses.

*The tour is executed with the assistance of your private professional guide. The customer uses its own vehicle. Meeting point; Entrance to the site of Knossos.

 

Highlights

WeGuide will take you through the palace of Knossos with an official guide. Knossos, a bewildering complex of more than 1500 interlocking rooms, a true labyrinth, was more than a cage of the gruesome Minotaur.
Discover the advanced and sophisticated 4000 year old Civilization of Crete. Meet the Minoans, see the Palace of Knossos with its Labyrinth and splendid wall paintings.
The Archeological Museum of Heraklion which hosts a collection that makes it one of the most important Museums in Europe, in its field.
The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion provides a unique opportunity for the visitor to marvel at the findings of the first civilization of Europe, the Minoan civilization.
Join our tour as we guide you through the ages, in a period of time that extends over a 5.000 years, from neolithic to roman era.

Full Itinerary

We meet you at Knossos where you do not have to stand in line for hours to get your ticket as it can be booked by us ! See below price list – free of fees !!

Inclusions: Licensed English-speaking tour guide.
Exclusions: Entrance fees, food and drink, any personal expenses, tips / gratuities for your tour guide (optional).

History

Knossos, a bewildering complex of more than 1500 interlocking rooms, a true labyrinth, was more than a cage of the gruesome Minotaur..It was an astonishing palace, built for a mighty king of the Bronze Age. As we wander through the labyrinthine ruins you will have the chance to see the original throne of ‘’Minos”, still in place after 3,500 years; the mystifying sanctuaries, the luxurious Domestic quarters of the Royal family, the once upon a time bursting with Crete’s treasures pantries and the astonishing water-management systems, just to name a few of the minoan wonders!

Knossos, the capital of Minoan Crete is located about twenty minutes south of the modern port and town of Heraklion and is considered Europe’s oldest city. In the seventh millennium BC a small community of hunters and farmers set the foundation of the islands long history, which lasted for thousands of years. The peak of the Minoan culture lasted about six hundred years, from 2000-1400 BC. The first palace of Knossos, close to the Kairatos river, was erected soon after 2000BC, when the Pyramids of Egypt and the Stonehenge were just a few hundred years old. The wealthy palace, seat of the ruler and the civil/religious authority was the perfect arena of power display in the elaborate palatial feasts with exotic materials shipped from the Aegean, Levant and Egypt. The happy life of its residents came to an abrupt end in 1700 BC when a catastrophic earthquake destroyed the Palace but did not reverse the cultural dynamics of Minoan Crete.Meeting point of Knossos palace – on Google maps

The Archeological Museum of Heraklion which hosts a collection that makes it one of the most important Museums in Europe, in its field.
The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion provides a unique opportunity for the visitor to marvel at the findings of the first civilization of Europe, the Minoan civilization.
Join our tour as we guide you through the ages, in a period of time that extends over a 5.000 years, from neolithic to roman era.
Find out, with WeGuide, how Cretan people used to live, their occupation, religion, architecture, travel, arts etc.
The Herakleion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts 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. The Herakleion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide.
The museum, located in the city centre, was built between 1937 and 1940 by the architect Patroklos Karantinos on a site previously occupied by the Roman Catholic monastery of Saint-Francis which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1856. The museum’s antiseismic building is an important example of modernist architecture and was awarded a Bauhaus commendation. The colours and construction materials, such as the veined polychrome marbles, recall certain Minoan wall-paintings which imitate marble revetment. The two-storeyed building has 27 galleries, a gallery for audio-visual displays, extensive modern comfort facilities,a cloakroom, a cafeteria and a museum shop that sells museum copies, books, postcards and slides.Meeting point of Archeological museum of Heraklion – on Google maps

 

MEETING POINTS

Meeting point of Knossos palace – on Google maps

Meeting point of Archeological museum of Heraklion – on Google maps

 

Price List

Infant up to 4 years old is free.
Children from 5-12 years old, the price is 49 euros.
Teenagers from 13-17 years old, the price is 69 euros.
Adults from 18- ∞ years old, the price is 69 euros.

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Note: Option for transfers from/to your location, with our company’s vehicles is also available. Please contact us for more

The above tour can also optionally become a private tour, (Private licensed guide -private driver and vehicle), Arranged on specific time and day of your choice. Please contact.

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Greece – Ministry of Culture and Sports

Tickets price list – Knossos Palace
Full: €15 (April 1st to October 31st)
Reduced: €8 (November 1st to March 31st)

Special ticket package: Full: €16 (Year round)
Valid for 3 days : Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Knossos Palace

Tickets price list – Archeological Museum of Heraklion
Full: €10 (April 1st to October 31st)
Reduced: €5 (November 1st to March 31st)

Free admission days
18th April (International Monuments Day)
18th May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

Holidays
1st of January: closed
6th of January: closed
Shrove Monday: closed
25th of March: closed
Good Friday: closed
Holy Saturday: closed
1st of May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
25th of December: closed
26th of December: closed

Free entrance for young people, up to the age of 18 yo , upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.

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