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Private Shore Excursion: Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum

by Achtypis Tours
per traveller Price is AU$215
*Pricing based on group of 6 travellers
Duration: 4h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Marvellous Minoan exhibits at the Archaeological Museum

  • Personalised attention & insight from your private guide

  • The monumental Lions Square, a favourite local site

  • Photo opportunities of Koules Fortress & the Venetian Walls

  • Sites include the impressive Saint Titus Church in Heraklion

Highlights

  • Marvellous Minoan exhibits at the Archaeological Museum

  • Personalised attention & insight from your private guide

  • The monumental Lions Square, a favourite local site

  • Photo opportunities of Koules Fortress & the Venetian Walls

  • Sites include the impressive Saint Titus Church in Heraklion

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Private Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum in English

Duration 4h

Live Commentary in English.

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Private Shore Excursion: Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum

Activity Location

Knosos Palace

Knosos

Heraklion 71409

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Heraklion Port

    Ferry Terminal

    Heraklion 713 07


Description

Venture back through 5,000 years of history for a look at the dawn of the ancient Minoans. This tour lets you see one of the oldest civilisations in Europe, from the ruins of the grand palace of Knossos to the exquisite relics and mementoes at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.

Located just inland from the port of Heraklion, the ancient city of Knossos gives you a look at the well-organised and technically developed civilisation that thrived during the earliest days of Europe’s recorded history. The palace complex that anchors the ruins, once the centre of Minoan politics and culture, is still an amazing display of art and architecture.

Next, head into the lively city of Heraklion, the modern-day capital of Crete. Pass by the old city walls, Koules Fortress, the Byzantine church of Saint Titus and Lions Square on your way to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, where a treasure trove of Minoan artefacts is waiting to be found. Admire frescoes, ceramics, beaded jewellery, statuettes and weaponry before the drive back to the port on your coach.


Inclusions

  • Private guided tour of the Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum

  • Roundtrip transport to and from Heraklion cruise port

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Admission fees


Know Before You Book

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If you have a heart condition, you should not participate.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.