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.
Free Time. If you wish to spend extra time for pictures at Knossos palace. We meet you next at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion at 01:30pm
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.
(This price does NOT include, entrance fees, transfers, and any personal expenses! Only the Guided Tour.)
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Crete is divided in four regional units and is approximately 260 km (162 miles) long and 60 km (37 miles) wide. Crete’s four prefectures: from west to east, Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion, and Lasithi (Elounda, Agios Nikolaos).
Knossos palace located at the center of the island (Heraklion). We are located at Heraklion city center.
Distance to Knossos palace from:
Heraklion center, port or airport (code HER) approx. is 5 km (3 miles or 20 min by car)
Chania center, port (Suda port) or airport (code CHQ) approx. is 140 km (87 miles or 2,5 hours by car)
Rethymnon center or port approx. is 85 km (53 miles or 1,5 hours by car)
Lasithi (Elounda, Agios Nikolaos) center or port approx. is 75 km (47 miles or 1,5 hours by car)