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Knossos palace, Heraklion walking-tasting tour & Arch. museum of Heraklion

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    Stop At: Travel Crete Private Tours, Heraklion, Crete 71306 Greece

    Visit the Mythical Palace of Knossos of King Minos and Labyrinth home to the Minotaur. (Duration 90 min)

    Knossos, a complex of more than 1500 interlocking rooms, was an astonishing palace, built for a mighty king of the Bronze Age. As you wander through the labyrinthine ruins, you will have the chance to see the original throne of "Minos", 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! Knossos is considered Europe’s oldest city.

    Explore the Historical city center of Heraklion and Capital of Crete! (Duration 90 min).

    The 7th labor of Hercules was performed here, the birthplace of El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. Heraklion’s history with stories of its turbulent past and visits to its legendary churches, fountains, and monuments. Walk with us the beautiful city of Heraklion with your professional licensed guide and local. Easy walking tour (expect some steps, walk through pedestrian streets), through the city’s most important monuments, providing information about the city’s attractions.

    The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion provides a unique opportunity for the visitor to marvel at the findings of the first of civilization in Europe, the Minoan civilization. (Duration 90 min) 

    The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The Heraklion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide.
    • Join our small group (up to 12 pax) and visit Knossos palace and the museum with a Licensed Tourist Guide.
    • Skip the ticket line to enter Knossos palace and the Archaeological museum of Heraklion.
    • Transfer to Knossos palace and the Museum for easy access.
    • Visit the Historical city center of Heraklion and Capital of Crete! The 7th labor of Hercules was performed here, the birthplace of El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis.
    • Use the combine ticket (value for money) to enter the Knossos palace and the Archaeological museum of Heraklion.

    By choosing the tour option ''with transfer'' , we pick you up from Heraklion city center and drive you to Knossos palace. After the tour at Knossos palace we drive you back for the Walking tour and the Archaeological museum.

    By choosing the tour option ''NO transfer'' , you are taking care of your transport among stops. Make sure that you will be on time on each stop.

    Duration: 6 hours
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    Departure Point
    1: WeGuide.gr, Knossos 714 09, Greece
    2: Liberty Square, Plateia Eleftherias, Iraklio, Greece
    3: Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Ξανθουδίδη και Χατζηδάκη 1, Iraklio 712 02, Greece

    Traveler pickup is offered
    The tour starts 09:00am at Knossos palace.
    The pickup point (if option selected) to Knossos palace is: Eleftherias Square ( or Liberty Square; is the main square of Heraklion, near the Archaeological Museum & the Astoria Hotel).

    If other pickup point, extra charge.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Ξανθουδίδη και Χατζηδάκη 1, Iraklio 712 02, Greece
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional guide
    • Round-trip shared transfer (if option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Travel Crete Private Tours
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is formal
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Meet and greet, our check-in operator, with the “WeGuide.gr – Meeting Point” logo.
    • Meeting point: Main Entrance to the Palace of Knossos, in front of the Ticket Office (Skip-the-Line Entry)
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We booked this tour with transfer and so glad we did. We were picked up from our Hotel and transferred to the entrance of the Temple where we met our very knowledgeable guide Ioanna. From here we skipped the queues and met up with the rest of the group. The morning was a good
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    Response from Trek05080130162, Owner at Knossos palace, Heraklion free walking tour & Archaeological museum of Heraklion
    Responded Aug 21, 2019
    Thank you so much!!
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    Really enjoyed our historic guided tour as well as day sailboat trip to Dia; both our guide and captain were top notch, super friendly and did an incredible job. Our kids enjoyed the stories, learned to tie special seaman knots and even sailed the boat for a bit. Super highly
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    Response from Travel C, Ιδιοκτήτης at Knossos palace, Heraklion free walking tour & Archaeological museum of Heraklion
    Responded Jun 22, 2019
    Thank you so much!
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    • Duration: 6h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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