Knossos Palace and Heraklion city center

  • duration icon. 7 hours
  • location icon. Heraklion
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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 a 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.

Adult Price:                             32€

Child Price (4-12 years):     16€

Children 0-4 years old travel free of charge



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- 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 with a guided tour around its historical center
- Free time to walk around the city center, have lunch, enjoy shopping, etc.
- Optional visit to the Archaeological Museum

10:00-11:30: Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonissos/Stalida/Malia.

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 center 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

15:30-16:45: Approx return time back to Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonissos/Stalida/Malia.

Different time tables apply for pickups in different areas like Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalida and Malia. Our search system will provide you with the correct times. If you have difficulty in finding your pickup point, please contact us at

Bus Transfer

Professional Guide

Knossos Palace Entrance 15 Euro

IMPORTANT: During the booking process you will be requested to add your hotel and its address. We understand that names of hotels change every year and that many hotels don't even have an address. In such a case you can do the following:

1. Choose "Other" at Hotel 

2. Write "Unknown" at the Address

This way the system will allow you to proceed with your payment.

-Comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sun cream, are required for the Knossos Palace and Heraklion tour.
-Children must be accompanied by an adult.
-You are kindly requested to proceed at the meeting points 10 minutes prior to departure time.

How to book this excursion to Knossos Palace and Heraklion Tour

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Adults: 13+ years old

Children: 4-12 years old

Infants (free): 0-4 years old

You don't need to enter the infant numbers. Infants do not get a seat. The guardian is responsible for providing protection during the tour. 

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Hersonissos Excursion shops Location

1. Serapis Travel Services

141 El. Venizelou Ave (main road)

70014, Hersonissos, Crete

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34 El. Venizelou Ave (main road)

70014, Hersonissos, Crete

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