8 hours
Type of Tour
Museums And Exhibitions
Educational Tour
Walking Tour
from 64 €

Knossos Palace & Heraklion Tour

Discover the Minoan Civilization & City of Heraklion!

About This Tour

Welcome to Heraklion! Heraklion has a rich history dating back thousands of years. The city has been inhabited since ancient times and has witnessed the rise and fall of various civilizations, including the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, and Ottomans. 

Knossos is an ancient city located in Crete, Greece, and was the center of the Minoan civilization. It flourished from around 3000 to 1100 BCE and is known for its advanced architecture, sophisticated art, and rich cultural heritage.

Here is some informative content about Knossos Palace tour:

  • Palace of Knossos: The tour starts at the magnificent Minoan Palace at Knossos.The main attraction at Knossos is the palace complex, which covers an area of around 20,000 square meters (215,000 square feet). It consists of multi-story buildings, courtyards, grand staircases, and intricate frescoes that showcase the opulence and grandeur of Minoan architecture.

  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum: After your visit to Knossos, make sure to explore the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. This tour drives you to the city of Heraklion and enters you to the renovated Archaeological Museum with a big collection of the artifacts found in Knossos as well as other areas of Crete. Located in Heraklion, it houses an extensive collection of Minoan artifacts, including those discovered at Knossos. The museum provides further context and a deeper understanding of Minoan civilization.

  • Intriguing Frescoes: Admire the famous frescoes that adorn the palace walls, depicting scenes from Minoan life, rituals, and mythology. Our certified guide will help decipher the symbols, colors, and stories behind these ancient artworks, giving you a deeper appreciation for Minoan culture and artistic expression.

  • Guided Tour: To fully appreciate the historical and cultural significance of Knossos, our company provides guided tour. Our Knowledgeable licensed guide can offer you detailed explanations, share fascinating stories, and answer your questions, enriching your overall experience.

  • Heraklion City: While in Heraklion take the opportunity to explore other nearby attractions. You will then enjoy a guided walking tour of the city center of Heraklion with its narrow streets, pedestrian roads, and churches. At the end of the tour, we will have free time to explore the busy town and its busy shopping areas, and even enjoy a beverage in one of the numerous cafes in the city. Visit the Heraklion Fortress (Koules) at the citys harbor, stroll through the vibrant streets of the Venetian-era Old Town, and savor Cretan cuisine in local tavernas.

Remember to wear comfortable clothing and footwear for your tour, as there will be some walking involved. Enjoy your guided tour of Heraklion and the fascinating ancient ruins of Knossos with Discover D1.

Free cancellation 24 h before the tour

Also included

  • Pick-up & drop-off transportation
  • Certified guide in your language
  • Entrance fees to archaeological sites
  • Tour to the Museum


  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

What You May Need

  • Walking Shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat

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