Knossos palace and Heraklion museum, (from Heraklion, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and near by areas)

Ever heard the story tail of Labyrinth? Might find it today in Knossos Palace. Have you ever thought of how Europe got its name? Knossos, Heraklion museum and Heraklion tour is a must during your stay

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  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Easy
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Our tour includes hotel pick up and drop off, please see relevant pick up times and simply note your hotel name in the relevant field.

The world-famous Minoan Palace at Knossos, the place where our western civilization has started….home of King Minos who gave his name to Europe’s oldest civilization. Have you heard of monstrous Minotaur – half man, half bull? Here is where he lived , at Knossos.  

Our tour is a fun and solid taste of the most famous monument of Minoan era. The ancient Palace has been excavated and reconstructed by the British archaeologist, Sir Arthur Evans, and today one can get a clear understanding of the function of the Palace and its complicated and mystical Labyrinth.  

You will visit the Throne Room, the Royal Apartments, the Central Courtyard with its shrines and other fascinating areas within the Palace you will learn the history and myths surrounding this wondrous and most interesting site. 

After the palace, we will visit Heraklion city,where Archaeological Museum will be a not to miss spot of your stay in Crete.  

Lunch, coffee or shopping is of course in the plan. Heraklion is city of contrasts, where ancient history and cosmopolitan modern life combine to create a charming mix. This tour is not to be missed you’ve been to Crete , Knossos and Museum is a must.


Arriving in Knossos at 10:00

After your free pick up and the lovely drive towards the palace , we arrive and enter the unique Knossos area in the morning. A full morning ahead to enter into the birthplace of western civilization .

Departing from Knossos and driving to Museum at 11:15

Heraklion Museum is second largest of Greece, our 1 hour and 20 minute tour will be a travel in time , its collections and time areas are unique !

Lets meet Heraklion town from 13:00 to 15:00

Free time for lunch, shopping and a colorful walk around a beautiful town, feel free to walk where the locals walk and taste local specialties, you are in one of the safest and most nice towns in Europe, enjoy

Driving back towards our hotel at 15:00

After a great time into history and after have a lovely taste of recent Heraklion city vibes, we get back to our coach for the drive back to our hotel.

Pickup Locations

What’s included

  • Free pick up and drop off 
  • Bus tour
  • Licensed English-speaking Guide 
  • All taxes
  • Skip the line for museum

What’s excluded

  • Gratuities for the driver –guide, 
  • Meals or beverages, 
  • Entrance fees to Knossos Palace 
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Personal expenses any service not mentioned.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes 
  • Hat
  • Camera 
  • Money for Entrance fees of Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum (aprx 16€ for both)
  • Food and drinks

Important information

  • All your personal belongings must be taken from the bus 
  • This tour involves walking on irregular, uneven or inclined surfaces. 
  • It is hard to follow for people with kinetic/physical disabilities.

Pick Up points and Departure Times:

Please choose your hotel pick up and check here under the time !

  • ANISSARAS HOTELS : 8:50 - 8:55              
  • GOUVES HOTELS :9:15       
  • KOKKINI HANI HOTELS: 9:25         
  • MALLIA HOTELS: 7:55 - 8:05                          
  • STALIS HOTELS: 8:20                   
  • HERSONISSOS HOTELS: 8:30 - 8:40        
  • ELOUNDA HOTELS: 8:20 - 8:35                
  • AG. NIKOLAOS HOTELS: 8:45 - 8:55                                        








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43 5 Hours , Easy

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Ratings & Reviews

Palace day


Couldn't be better, Cheers 4 a great family day

19 August, 2019 by Thomas FoxR

Knossos magic


I own an ipad, iPhone and apple watch, not into history boring staff at all, even I loved the tour , specially Knossos!

17 August, 2019 by Brian Yells

Knossos Palace


Thought I was geared up for a very boring day, turned out pretty well. These guys had like 3 level buildings couple thousand years BC , wow! Had a lovely day and enjoyed Heraklion too. Big thank u!

05 August, 2019 by HJ Ted

Cretan ancient times


The driver was so cool (and safe!) , the guide Knowledgeable and so helpful, the tour well structured and not boring....a day well spent and happy we did, recommended.

05 August, 2019 by Michael Fernod

Good if you have kids with


Not a bad water park at all, bit pricey when it comes to beer quality is good though. Quite large so lots of things to play with, the Russians and the Germans are very loud and the music can be bit odd...good choice overall..

13 June, 2019 by Michael Evens