Duration
3 hours
Price
59 € 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.
Get to know the largest city and Capital of Crete. Visit, along with WeGuide, Heraklion’s major monuments; travel through time and its rich history. Discover the past and the present of a city that combines old with new.

*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

Guided Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry.
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.

Heraklion city walking tour. Get to know the largest city and Capital of Crete. Visit, along with WeGuide, Heraklion’s major monuments; travel through time and its rich history. Discover the past and the present of a city that combines old with new. The Heraklion city Walking tour last 90 minutes and appeals to every visitor, regardless of age.
What to expect: Easy walking tour (expect some steps, walk through pedestrian streets), seeing the city’s most important monuments, with your licensed guide, providing information about the city’s attractions. Feel free to ask your licensed guide any questions.

City Tour Highlights

Liberty Square
Freedom a concept and word synonymous for all Cretans!
Freedom..liberty for they have fought for it so much.
Honor your ancestors,remember those before you who fought for liberty.
Morosini Fountain
The little lions as the locals say for their beloved once wild beasts!
A fountain of lions,embraced by nymphs dancing around them.The heart of the city of Heraklion.
St. Marcus Basilica
Once the Basilica of St.Marcus of the Venetian Period stripped of its bell tower and converted to a Mosque during the Ottoman Era!Today this building of devotion is a center of fine arts,concerts exhibitions.
Venetian Loggia
Coats of Armor, Venetian Nobility, Laws, Taxes for the Lion of St.Marcus of the republic of Venice needed to be housed and served!
An impressive building of administration and authority then and today!
Archiepiscopal Church of St. Titus
St.Titus disciple of St.Paul and first bishop of Crete in the 1st. Century A.D.
The impressive once Venetian Basilica of the Venetian Era was converted into a Mosque during the Ottoman Era and today it is an Greek Orthodox Church.
The Venetian port
A lovely Port that still today displays its strong character as one of the strongholds of the people’s republic of St.Marcus, the winged lion today stands silent embedded in the fort of the harbor. To the East the Venetian ship yards that once built war ships!Meeting point of Heraklion Walking tour – on google map

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

 

MEETING POINTS

Meeting point of Knossos palace – on Google maps

Meeting point of Heraklion Walking tour – on google map

 

Price List

Infant up to 4 years old is free.
Children from 5-12 years old, the price is 19 euros.
Teenagers from 13-17 years old, the price is 39 euros.
Adults from 18- ∞ years old, the price is 59 euros.

Please contact us, to send you a secure link to your total payment.

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

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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