Best of Knossos Palace & Heraklion Town

  • Port

    Souda (Chania), Greece

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 8½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

A two-hour drive by comfortable motorcoach will bring you to Heraklion. This town is famous for the once-stunning Knossos Palace -- one of the most important landmarks of the now-lost Minoan civilization.

According to mythology and history combined, Knossos was the seat of the famous King Minos. The palace here is connected to some rather thrilling stories, such as the legend, true or otherwise, of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth. The story of Daedalus and Icarus -- the boy who flew too close to the sun, also originated here.

Learn about the splendid history of Knossos from your knowledgeable guide, as you see the partially-restored ruins of this once-glorious palace.

You will also visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion to view a collection of Minoan artifacts and archaeological treasures.

Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch served at a local restaurant before heading back to the port.

Notes:

Travel time to Knossos is two hours each way. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.