Palace of Knossos and Heraklion city center

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Description

This trip takes us to the most famous landmark of Crete, Knossos; the place where myth meets history. Knossos was the capital of the Minoan state, the first European civilization, where the dynasty of Minos ruled. The palace is connected with thrilling legends due to its size and its intricate design. Here you have a guided tour and you learn about King Minos, his daughter Ariadne, and of course, the mythical Minotaur that lived in a maze, the so-called Labyrinth. The marvelous architectural plan of Daedalus, the rare and luxurious materials, the advanced techniques of construction, the elaborate drainage system and the size of the palace make it one of the most amazing sights on the island. Knossos is probably the most significant piece of evidence that is remnant of a civilization that cannot be erased from history.
Leaving the Palace, we get back to the city of Heraklion the capital of Crete. You have free time to enjoy your coffee in one of the numerous cafés of the city, shop in the modern stores or just take a stroll around and explore the fascinating old buildings.

- Explore Knossos, the symbol of Minoan civilization and have a fully guided tour around the impressive palace
- Visit Heraklion the capital of Crete, and get to know the city by a guided tour around it's historical center
- Free time to walk around the city center, have lunch, enjoy shopping etc
- Optional visit of the Archaeological Museum

10:50: Departure from Hersonissos

11:45: Arrival in Knossos – we are guided through this exquisite
palace and learn about the magnificent history of the place
that used to be the centre of a great civilization of ancient
times.

13:45: Departure from Knossos.

14:00: Arrival in Heraklion

15:00: Departure from Heraklion to the hotels

16:00: Aprx return time back to Hersonissos.

-Hotel pick up & drop off at the areas of: Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Hersonissos, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis,

-Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses

-Professional live guide

-Insurance cover

-Printed or mobile voucher accepted

-Instant confirmation

-Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior departure time and receive full refund)

(Payable on the day of your trip)

-Entrance ticket for the Palace of Knossos 15€ per adult / FREE for children under 18 yrs old

-Comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, and sun cream are required.

-Children must be accompanied by an adult

-You are kindly requested to proceed at the meeting points 10 minutes prior departure time