Iraklion (Crete), Greece
Information Not Currently Available
Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
Your first destination today is the renowned archaeological site of the Palace of Knossos. This locale was once the religious and administrative center of the Minoan world.
Explore the labyrinth built to confine the fabled Minotaur -- a mythical beast born out of the union between King Minos’ queen and a bull. Legend holds that the king fed his enemies to this monster until the secret of the labyrinth was finally unraveled.
A guided tour takes you through the ruins of the palace complex, now excavated and partially reconstructed to offer a better understanding of the complex labyrinth. View the living quarters of the monarchs, the storerooms, potters’ workshops and the theater.
From Knossos, head to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion -- one of the most important museums of Greece with a notable and complete collection of artifacts from the Minoan Civilization of Crete. All the main artifacts are on display, including the Phaistos Disk, the Snake Goddess, Bull-Leaping and King of the Lillies frescoes.
Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.