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Combined Guided Tour to Lasithi Plateau & Knossos Palace

Combined Guided Tour to Lasithi Plateau & Knossos Palace

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Explore with a guided group, the monastery of Kera Kardiotissa and the Dikteon Cave followed by a visit to Psychro village to meet a potter in action. Enjoy the panoramic views from Seli Ambelou Lasithi Plateau and complete your tour to the Minoan Palace of Knossos where civilization history began 4000 years ago.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.34
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Palace of Knossos: Pre-booked e-Ticket and Audio Tour on Your Phone

Palace of Knossos: Pre-booked e-Ticket and Audio Tour on Your Phone

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Instead of tying yourself to a large group tour with a rigid itinerary, take your time exploring the ancient Minoan capital of Knossos with this private audio tour. Visit the remarkable Palace of Knossos and many other highlights of this archeological site, including South Propylaeum and the West Magazines. Leave the guidebooks behind and learn about the culture and lifestyles of people living in Minoan Crete from your audio guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$20.90
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Travel Crete - Visit Knossos palace (Shared Tour)

Travel Crete - Visit Knossos palace (Shared Tour)

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This tour combines two of Crete’s top historical sights—Knossos Palace; a Bronze Age archeological site, and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. See impressive ruins and artifacts along the way, and benefit from having guide commentary so you understand the historical background information. Highlights include seeing the original throne of Minos at Knossos Palace, and rare examples of Minoan art at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$122.97
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Rethymno Gastronomy Tour

Rethymno Gastronomy Tour

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Rethymno’s many artisan food producers present the perfect opportunity to explore the fresh, seasonal and often plant-based cuisine of Crete. Although poor quality fare is uncommon in Rethymno, if your time on Crete is limited you’ll want to focus in on the best Cretan food in town. This tour combines Rethymno’s culinary and historic heritage to provide you with an introduction as relaxed and simple as life here.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$79.93
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Knossos Palace: Self-Guided Audio Tour on your Phone (without ticket)

Knossos Palace: Self-Guided Audio Tour on your Phone (without ticket)

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The Knossos archeological site is an impressive collection of ruins dating back to the Bronze Age; with its immersive storytelling, this audio tour opens a portal back to that time. Once you’ve bought your ticket to the site, load up the app you’ve downloaded and follow your guide, aristocratic Yishharu, around the city’s highlights and hotspots. Explore the site at your own pace on this self-guided tour and open a new window into ancient Minoan life and culture with each new destination.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Real Crete (Small Group Tour)

The Real Crete (Small Group Tour)

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The Real Crete: On this excursion you will have the opportunity to see many places that represent the traditional lifestyle and some historical facts of Crete. The first stop is at Melidoni Cave which is a cave full of history and dates back to Neolithic Period based on tools and items found it the cave. The second stop is at the village of Margarites. Margarites is famous for its pottery that goes back many generations. The third stop is at the Museum of Eleftherna before you get to the Arkadi Monastery. The Arkadi Monastery is the oldest monastery in Crete. You then continue on the village of Apostoli. Here you will visit an old olive oil factory and see how the production of our olive oil is made. In this village you will also eat in a traditional tavern whilst enjoying the beautiful sound of live Creta music. The second last stop is at Saint Antonios Gorge for photos and finally the last stop which is the Dam known as "Fragma Potamon" which is the home of many animals and flowers.
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  • 10 hours
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Full-Day Knossos And Heraklion Tour From Chania

Full-Day Knossos And Heraklion Tour From Chania

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Enjoy a 1-day bus excursion from Chania to Knossos. Visit the Palace of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum, the city of Heraklion and more.
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  • 12 hours
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Classic and Authentic Day Tour of Crete

Classic and Authentic Day Tour of Crete

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Explore Crete comfortably in an air-conditioned coach on this full-day tour. Accompanied by a guide, travel from your hotel to the ruins of Gortina, the Phaistos archaeological site, the village of Spili, the mountain village of Lampini, and more. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant before exploring villages churches and museums.
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  • 1 day
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VIP Zeus Cave & Knossos Palace Full-Day Chauffeured Private Tour from Chania

VIP Zeus Cave & Knossos Palace Full-Day Chauffeured Private Tour from Chania

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Come with us on a journey along East Crete reveling in the endless luxuries of Lassithi Plateau that is basked in allure forests & fertile land dotted with iconic windmills. From the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle at your disposal, our knowledgeable local insider will ensure you experience the best of the whole itinerary. Discover quaint villages, local lifestyle, storied monuments, Byzantine Monasteries & Cretan art. Tuck into a culinary odyssey & savor genuine tastes loved by our legendary forefathers. It’s our job to hook you up with only the most authentic eateries. Amble in the footsteps of gods to the Cave of Zeus. Plunge into the mythical birthplace & sense the sanctity of this ancient site. When in Knossos Palace, luxuriate in the eternal magnificence of the Minoan ruins & frescoes. Succumb to the personalized service of a top history-archaeology guide & let us stimulate you with eclectic information by ensuring a stress-free pace in all archaeological areas.
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  • 8 hours
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$1,045.23
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Private Tour to Palace of Knossos & Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete

Private Tour to Palace of Knossos & Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete

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The Greek islands boast a rich history dating back to the days of antiquity, but exploring independently means missing the hidden secrets they hold. On this private tour of Crete, delve into the island’s colorful past with your guide—with round-trip transport from your Crete hotel or the port included. Travel back 4,000 years at the Palace of Knossos, and learn of ancient civilizations at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
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  • 4 hours
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$221.34
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South Crete-Matala Beach and Caves - Organic Winery -Private Tour.

South Crete-Matala Beach and Caves - Organic Winery -Private Tour.

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This Tour gives you the opportunity to Explore South Crete , away from big cities and tourist areas . We get the chance to visit a family organic winery , old traditional villages and Matala beach and caves . ACACIA TOUR MHTE1039e60000115201
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  • 8 hours
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$536.02
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Self-guided Virtual Tour of of Knossos: Daily life in the Minoan Era

Self-guided Virtual Tour of of Knossos: Daily life in the Minoan Era

Experience the archaeological site of Knossos from the comfort of your home with an engaging self-guided virtual tour, narrated in English, from your PC or smartphone browser. You'll receive an email with the tour link and instructions and, in a couple of minutes, you will travel back in time and enjoy a virtual journey from the comfort of your couch! Through the power of storytelling combined with street and satellite views, you will learn not only about historical facts but also discover unknown tales of ancient and modern times that will amaze your family and friends. The tour’s content is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief intriguing stories that will make your virtual visit both engaging and informative. The tour is only available online and you can access it repeatedly and anytime. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into the daily life and culture of the Minoan Era and immerse yourself in the surroundings in an entirely innovative way.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Knossos from Chania

Knossos from Chania

Knossos is Crete's largest and most impressive Bronze Age archaeological site, but exploring independently means you may miss its ancient secrets. On this tour, reach Knossos by air-conditioned coach with round-trip transport from your Chania hotel included, and explore the site as your guide shares its fascinating myths and legends. Learn of powerful rulers such as King Minos, and admire Minoan relics in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
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  • 10 hours
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$79.31
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 SPINALONGA, Elounda, Kolokitha, Ag. Nicolaos

SPINALONGA, Elounda, Kolokitha, Ag. Nicolaos

Elounda - a small fishing village on the shores of the bay of Mirabello Spinalonga Island - Guided tour around the Venetian Fortress Kolokitha bay - swimming, sunbathing and BBQ lunch Aghios Nikolaos - a picturesque town with a bottomless lake Elounda is a popular holiday resort, often visited by VIPs for the luxurious beach resorts, situated in the area. From there, the boat is heading the small island of Spinalonga. The history and the culture of the island of Spinalonga became one with human tragedy in the course of time. This small isle carries within the history of Ancient Greece, as it served as a natural guard for the ancient city of Olous; the history of the Saracens as a hide-out for their pirates; the history of Venetians as their fortress; the history of Turks as their settlement. After the guided tour of the island, the boat will be anchored at Kolokitha. Time for swimming at the crystal clear waters, tasting the BBQ served on board. Last stop Agios Nicolas.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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South Crete - Matala

South Crete - Matala

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Visit one of the most historic monasteries, the holy patriarchal and sacropelic Monastery of Odigitria. The Monastery of Odigitria is located on the mountainous massif of Asterousia Mountains in the south of the prefecture of Heraklion, which constitute the "Mount Athos" of Crete. The monastery includes a multitude of old chapels with remarkable frescoes. After a short drive through the Messara plain you reach Matala. Known for the colony of hippies in the Sixties, where they lived in large holes formed on the mountain.The rocks are holes with a Roman burial. In Matala you will have time for a refreshing dip in the water, eat something or just enjoy a drink on the beach.
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  • 8 hours
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Knossos Palace & Heraklion Archaeology Museum - Luxury Small Group Shared

Knossos Palace & Heraklion Archaeology Museum - Luxury Small Group Shared

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You start our day visiting the most important archaeological site on Crete and the second most visited archaeological site of the country, the Minoan palace of Knossos, the mythical Labyrinth of Homer. Concentrating on the prehistoric era of the island, revealing its unique historic course and penetrating into its ancient prehistoric cult, arts and ritual practices, you will be visiting an amazing area of 22,000sq meters. Your journey into prehistoric times is being completed with visiting the biggest prehistoric collection of artifacts in Greece, the archaeological museum of Heraklion, where you can see at close range all treasures from all Minoan palaces and other Minoan areas excavated on Crete. This tour can be delivered with a minimum number of 10 guests.
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  • 4 hours
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$231.71
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Knossos Palace - Archaeological Museum -Heraklion Town

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Knossos Palace - Archaeological Museum -Heraklion Town

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Explore magical sight you know from Greek legends and discover the secrets of Minoan civilization. Visit legendary labyrinth-palace home to Minos, son of Zeus. Knossos palace was built using all the architectural innovations available. It has hundreds of rooms storage areas, specialized workshops and spacious courts hosting ceremonies and feasts. Knossos Palace is considered the 8th world wonder and it’s well deserved. It is one of the most important artefacts of Minoan civilization. It was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake. However, the reconstruction in 20th century allows us to see now how it looked in its best days. *By request we can also stop at the biggest aquarium in Greece- "Cretaquarium". More than 250 kinds of fish and animals live here. And the best part of it is that they are being held under conditions that are extremely close to their natural habitat, hense very comfortable.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$574.39
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$638.21
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Labyrinth of Knossos (Shared Tour with Entry Tickets)

Labyrinth of Knossos (Shared Tour with Entry Tickets)

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Home to the legendary labyrinth where Theseus killed the Minotaur, the Palace of Knossos dates back almost 4,000 years. From elegant wall paintings to sophisticated bathing pools, discover the lost civilization that built this majestic complex on a small-group tour with a licensed guide. Upgrade to ensure skip-the-line entry by prebooking your tickets online.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Knossos Palace & Authentic Crete with Local Experiences - VIP Private Tour

Knossos Palace & Authentic Crete with Local Experiences - VIP Private Tour

A priceless day trip to immerse into the Cretan culture, history, stunning escapes, gastronomy, wines, and the authentic Cretan local lifestyle. Within this chauffeur-driven private tour, you will visit the world-famous Palace of Knossos. Your private local insider guide will ensure for you skip-the-line accesses in all archaeological areas, key pieces of information, and extra-personalized attention. Then, from the history and cultural experience, you will be immersed into another time wandering the unspoiled Cretan landscape along with authentic layers of flavors, wines, and village life of the island of Crete. You will also enjoy personal pick-up and drop-off with a premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, like a true VIP.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$774.70
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Superior Private Tour in Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Superior Private Tour in Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Explore the oldest and most intriguing civilization in Europe at Knossos Palace in this Tour to remember. Trace the footsteps of this trailblazing culture and glimpse into their daily lives with one of our knowledgeable professional guides. Venture in premises with conveniences like central ventilation, toilets, bathtubs, and even a highly sophisticated sewer system! Be captivated by the artistic talent and sheer beauty that still shines from the intricate murals scattered around the palace grounds. Listen to the captivating stories and inspiring legends of myths including the well-known Minotaur and connect deeper into this once flourishing society. Next visit the archaeological museum of Heraklion and browse through its impressive collection of Minoan artifacts, which is noted to be the most distinguished and complete collection in the world! Once here, you will feel transplanted to another time while viewing their pottery, sculptures, wall paintings and impressive masterpieces.
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  • 4 hours
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$756.74
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Discover The Religious Heritage Of Apokoronas

Discover The Religious Heritage Of Apokoronas

Crete’s rural province of Apokoronas is east of Chania and peppered with medieval churches redolent of its religious heritage. On this small-group tour, visit several churches without transport hassles to uncover their architecture, art, and history. View a Byzantine church, 8th-century ruins, and churches filled with frescoes as your guide shares their stories—background you’d probably miss otherwise. A traditional lunch and round-trip transport make for a complete day out.
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  • 6 hours
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$110.99
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Experience Chania, Local Villages and Lake Kourna

Experience Chania, Local Villages and Lake Kourna

The cultural capital of Crete, Chania captivates your mind with their exceptional sceneries. The mountainous wild harmonically meets the breeze of the sea. The tour will start at the traditional, seaside village of Armeni, and continue to the region of Alikambos, where we’ll explore the Cretan Flora. Olive and citrus groves of unparalleled beauty, where the rows of fruit-bearing trees point towards the sea. Continuing our trip we reach lake Kourna, on the slope of Lefka Ori mountain, where it meets the vast green flat countryside. A gorgeous, lake of great geological and ecological significance that escaped from human intervention. After admiring the azure waters of the lake, you can visit the village of Kournas, the seat of the Cretan Revolution of 1866. One hour free time of optional stop for lunch at guests’ own expense in Armeni.
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  • 5 hours
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$1,426.44
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Chania old town private walking tour

Chania old town private walking tour

This tour is private with no other participants and can take place at any time of the day. We can have as many stops as you like for you to take pictures or rest.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$307.42
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Guided Tour to Lasithi Plateau

Guided Tour to Lasithi Plateau

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Explore the monastery of Kera Kardiotissa and the Dictaean Cave followed by a visit to Psychro village meeting with a potter in action. Enjoy the panoramic views of Lasithi Plateau from Seli Ambelou and complete your tour to the picturesque village of Krasi, admiring the ancient plane tree.
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  • 8 hours
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