Knossos Minoan Palace and Heraklion City Tour from Chania

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Discover the reason why Crete is called The Cradle of Europe. Tour Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and center of Minoan civilization and culture, and Heraklion city.


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Why is Crete called the Cradle of Europe? A visit to Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete, is a must to understand the Minoan civilization and culture.

Tour Knossos and Heraklion city, with 2 hours for lunch, shopping or just plain exploring. You may choose to visit the Archaeological Museum as well.


  • We pick you up early in the morning at your hotel in Chania, then proceed eastwards.

  • After approximately one hour, we take a coffee break outside the town of Rethymno. Books, cards and sweets and facilities available.

  • Approximate arrival is 10:30 at Knossos Palace/Temple. Tour on foot for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

  • Arrival at Heraklion city at approximately 13:00. Two hours are allotted for lunch, shopping or an optional visit to the Archaeological Museum.

  • Departure from Heraklion at approximately 15:00.

  • After 1 hour, short coffee break at the same cafĂ© .

  • Arrival at the hotels at approximately 18:00.


  • Transfers with new, air-conditioned buses

  • Pick-up and drop off

  • English speaking guide


  • Entrance fee to Knossos

  • Entrance fee to the museum

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Short information will be given upon arrival in Heraklion to help to get around on your own.

  • Children 3 years old and below are free of charge if seated on adult's lap.

  • Entrance fee to Knossos and the Archeological Museum is free for guests under 18 years old and University students with ID.

  • This tour has a 12 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • Departure times are estimates and may vary depending on pick-up location.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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