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Once the glorious capital of Minoan Crete and one of the most powerful cities in the eastern Mediterranean, ancient Knossos is a place steeped in legend. Today, it’s Crete’s largest and most important archaeological site, crowned by the hilltop Palace of Knossos—built around 2000 BC—and revealing a fascinating history that stretches all the way back to the earliest European civilizations.

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5-Day Small-Group Guided Summer Tour in Crete

5-Day Small-Group Guided Summer Tour in Crete

Through this trip you will be able to enjoy the beauties of this island which is famous for hospitality and purity. The way we will follow will reward you with the best memories. We will visit picturesque beaches, villages and cities. You will taste the delicious traditional recipes of the island. This trip will be unforgettable for young and old!
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  • 5 days
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$1,455.87
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Private Audio and Virtual Tour in Knossos

Private Audio and Virtual Tour in Knossos

Knossos 3D Audio and Virtual Tour is the most innovative audio guide. It is a brand-new groundbreaking audio guide that combines entertainment and cultural education. Our device comes with a user-friendly built-in application based on cutting-edge technologies, such as virtual/augmented reality, and an integrated narration about the history of the famous monument in multiple languages: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. The visitors of Knossos Palace will: - Witness in real-time ancient Bull Leapers jumping over the bull and students learning how to model with clay. - Enjoy a full reconstruction of the remains and almost all the disappeared parts and buildings from almost 4000 years ago. - Admire the perfection and liveliness in motives and sculptures like the Dolphin fresco or the room of the double axes.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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 Heraklion and Knossos Palace // Shore excursion

Heraklion and Knossos Palace // Shore excursion

During this excursion we will go back in time, 4000 years, no less, to the time of the oldest civilization in Europe, the Minoan.
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  • 4 hours
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$49.74
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Knossos and Lassithi, full day professional guided coach tour

Knossos and Lassithi, full day professional guided coach tour

Our first stop is the Monastery of Kera. It is dedicated to Virgin Mary; it is run by nuns and is locally known as Little Lourdes. Then we drive south and reach the Plateau of Lassithi. The Plateau is a wonderfully cool and fertile area where you will see small towns and a very warm welcome. After the lunch break in one of the local villages in Lassithi, we will visit the Dicti Cave where Zeus, the father of Greek Gods, was born. While crossing the villages of the Plateau, we pay a short visit at a traditional pottery factory, seeing an ancient ceramic art, which completes today more than 8.000 years of history. Last but not least we will visit the most famous and popular of all the attractions in Crete, the Palace of Knossos. Join your expert guide on a journey back of 5000 years into myths and legends and learn secrets of the oldest civilization in Europe, the Minoan. Enjoy a guided tour of the historical site with 1.300 rooms, hear all about the legendary labyrinth and the Minotaur.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.32
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Knossos 8 Hour Archaeological Museum Heraklion From Rethymnon

Knossos 8 Hour Archaeological Museum Heraklion From Rethymnon

Knossos is the most important center of Minoan civilization; It’s the place that the myth of labyrinth with the Minotaur and the myth of Daedalus and Icarus are connected. After a 2 hours tour at the palace of Knossos, we will slope away to the city of Heraklion and the Archeological museum which is one of the most notable museum of Greece and one of the most important of Europe. The museum includes exhibits from all the eras of Cretan prehistory and history but also collections with unique masterpieces of Minoan art. At the end, we will have free time to visit the city of Heraklion for shopping or food.
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  • 8 hours
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$30.33
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VIP HERAKLION CITY TOUR up to 4 customers

VIP HERAKLION CITY TOUR up to 4 customers

Explore the highlights of Heraklion with a local guide. This half-day tour is customizable and includes transportation for up to four people—a great way to see the city on your own schedule. Visit the Palace of Knossos, Nikos Kazantzakis’ grave, the Old Venetian Harbor, Central Market, and more. Your guide can also suggest activities according to your interests.
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  • 4 hours
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$226.87
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NORTH CRETE TOUR up to 4 customers

NORTH CRETE TOUR up to 4 customers

Tour at traditional village Skalani and winery at Peza, Knossos, cathedral church of St. Minas and central market of Heraklion.
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  • 6 hours
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PRIVATE Wine Tasting and Pottery in Crete area Heraklion

PRIVATE Wine Tasting and Pottery in Crete area Heraklion

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Indulge in all things Greek wine with this guided minibus tour of Crete. Leave Chersonissos in the morning and make your way through several rustic villages, including the sunken city of Sfendili, and stop into a pottery shop to learn how traditional pottery is made. Then tour a winery and sample up to six Cretan wines. After the tasting sit down for a typical Greek lunch (and, of course, more wine).
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  • 7 hours
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$139.52
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Knossos Heraklion Museum, full day professional guided coach tour

Knossos Heraklion Museum, full day professional guided coach tour

This is where European civilization began during the era ruled over by the powerful King Minos. This is a place that simply and strangely disappeared, only to be discovered again by the English archaeologist SirArthur Evans. Now partly reconstructed, the blood-red coloured columns and gigantic doubIe-headed axes are a vivid reminder of this forgotten and Iong-Iost race. Visit to the archaeological museum of Heraklion with artefacts from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The Heraklion Museum is rightly considered to be the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide. The final attraction of the day is a walk with your guide to explore the streets of the town of Heraklion itself. You will have free time for shopping in the vast array of shops and market or having lunch in one of the local restaurants.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.32
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Knossos Palace & Museum from Chania in Crete

Knossos Palace & Museum from Chania in Crete

TRIP ΙTINERARY * 6:00-8:00 Departure from Chania 09:00 short stop for toilet or coffee 10:00-10:30 arrival to Knossos palace (guiding by official guide) 11:30-12:00 departure to Heraklion city center (archaeological museum) 15:00 departure to Rethymno city 16:00-16:30 arrival at Rethymno city 17:00-17:30 departure to Chania 18:00-19:00 arrival to Chania The equipment you must have with you • Comfortable clothes & shoes for a bus trip, and walking in town & the Archaeological site of Knossos We strongly recommend that you visit the palace of Knossos and the archaeological museum of Heraklion. Our agency offers an organized trip with an official guide for a complete visit to the palace and the museum.
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  • 13 hours
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$70.37
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Knossos - Lassithi

Knossos - Lassithi

Moving on inland to the Lassithi Plateau, you can admire the remaining famous windmills, the ditches, the Venetian drainage system of the plateau and the small traditional villages that still keep the scent of another era. The most famous is the village of Psychro, where you can admire the primeval traditional art of pottery-making by the remaining craftsmen and you'll visit a significant place of religious worship, the Dictean Cave, which is considered to be the place where Zeus, the father of Gods, was born. The next stop is Tzermiado, a village that stands out for its natural beauty, its breathtaking view and its traditional architecture. Next stop, the Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, which was named after a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. Last stop, the Palace of Knossos. You are going to walk on Sir Arthur Evans’ steps, listening to the myth of the Labyrinth, while this Minoan masterpiece will amaze with its grandeur.
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  • 10 hours
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$54.60
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Half Day Private Tour to Knossos Palace( Skip the line ) & Panoramic City Tour

Half Day Private Tour to Knossos Palace( Skip the line ) & Panoramic City Tour

A private group tour around Heraklion and a visit to the famous archeological sites of Knosos and the museum. Private tours privide flexibility and personalized service. Pick up and drop off from/to your accomodations makes the experience much quicker and saves time.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$339.70
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Private Full-Day Knossos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Elouda

Private Full-Day Knossos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Elouda

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Start at the traditional village of Mochos with its narrow alleys and colourful gardens, then continue to Krasi and visit the 2,400-year-old Writers' Plane Tree. Afterwards, the tour will ascend to the Diktaion Andron, an ancient cave believed to be the birthplace of Zeus. Take in the incredible view of the Lasithi Plateau. Next, visit the Knosos Palace, where Zeus’s son Minos intertwined his name with the oldest civilization in Europe. Optionally, you can also visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Whenever you feel like it you can have lunch at a restaurant of your choosing.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$667.27
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The Palace of Knossos with Optional Skip-the-Line Ticket

The Palace of Knossos with Optional Skip-the-Line Ticket

Join our small group (up to 8 pax) Walking tour at Knossos palace with a Licensed Tourist Guide. Get the chance to pre-Buy on-line your entrance ticket and Skip-The-Line, entry. Discover with us the Labyrinth and Palace of Knossos! Skip the long ticket line, upon arrival you meet your own exclusive guide and given your tickets. We Guide you with our expert guides to Knossos unraveling the Myths and Legends surrounding the site. Home to the Minotaur, the oldest throne of Europe, a sophisticated structure, elegant wall paintings that inspired art Nuevo centuries later, huge clay earns, advance draining systems, quarters sunk into the earth is there the Minotaur lurked? Together with your guide you will see the oldest civilization unfold before your eyes and you will be able to get the best out of your visit of this magnificent structure.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$60.66
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Knossos Wine & Pottery Tour 4 to 15 customers

Knossos Wine & Pottery Tour 4 to 15 customers

Tour at Knossos, winery at Peza, pottery village "Thrapsano", Hersonissos. Experience an archaeological tour at the Palace of Knossos. Visit the winery at Peza to witness their wine-making process. We will also take you to the pottery village then to a place where there are a lot of activities for kids!
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  • 5 hours
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$285.11
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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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$85.86
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Minoan Paths - Private Tour

Minoan Paths - Private Tour

With the city of Heraklion as your starting point, you will walk along the paths of Minos, the king of Knossos, and admire the Minoan civilisation. Let your eyes wander over the endless vineyards, follow the wine routes and taste exquisite wines (optional) at a vineyard we choose especially for you! When we end our tour of Knossos, we head towards the picturesque town of Archanes and begin our journey on the Cretan wine routes. Crete boasts a wine tradition that is 4000 years old. If you are a wine enthusiast you may complement your gastronomic experience taking part in a wine tasting session at a vineyard of our choice.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Knossos Wine & More

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Knossos Wine & More

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• Private tour with a certified guide is the best way to explore Knossos Archaeological Site - the heart of the Minoan kingdom, one of the most fascinating ancient cities in the world. • Experience by tasting the local wine varieties of Crete at a winery in the heart of winemaking region. • Meet the locals in the traditional village of Archanes, named as one of the most picturesque in Crete, and enjoy a delicious lunch. • Admire in the Archeological museum of Heraklion the greatest collection of the Minoan art.
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  • 8 hours
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$533.82
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$667.27
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 Lassithi Plateau Tour TR

Lassithi Plateau Tour TR

Lasithi Plateau is one of the few areas in the Mediterranean with permanent inhabitants at an altitude over 800 meters. It is surrounded by the Dikti Mountains and 18 quaint villages, which still retain the atmosphere of another era. You can admire the remaining famous windmills and the venetian ditches, the drainage system of the Plateau.
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  • 8 hours
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$54.60
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$746.61
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Uncharted Escapes: Chania Private Tour to Knossos and Archaeological Museum

Uncharted Escapes: Chania Private Tour to Knossos and Archaeological Museum

A Private Tour to Knossos and Archaeological Museum. Visit Knossos Palace and Archaeological museum with Private transfer and English speaking driver-escort. Enjoy private guiding by certified guide, Explore traditional Heraklion and Rethymnon city and Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$265.70
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Explore Knossos and Free Time in Heraklion City - Crete

Explore Knossos and Free Time in Heraklion City - Crete

Our first stop will be the world-famous Minoan Palace at Knossos (Entrance not included), the home of the legendary King Minos who gave his name to Europe’s oldest civilization.
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  • 5 hours
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$120.21
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Crete from 3.000 BC.: Knossos & Museum with Wine Routes of Heraklion from Chania

Crete from 3.000 BC.: Knossos & Museum with Wine Routes of Heraklion from Chania

Succumb to a bespoke service of our top local guides with expert knowledge by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle at your disposal. Luxuriate along the stellar ruins & lavish frescoes of Knossos Palace appreciating it in a way few will ever get the chance to. Immerse into the labyrinthian marvel as we draw you back to a time when myth & history were indistinguishable. Where there’s culture, there’s wine. Let us chauffeur you to the heart of Central Crete, a rich Minoan land backed by olive groves & wine-red earth. Here you will discover boutique award-winning domains to sample Cretan vintages with divine flavors. With personal touch impressions soak up the entire collection of unique artworks & history of the archaeological museum of Heraklion by savoring each hall at your own pace. In the evening, stroll the aesthetically fortified city of Heraklion. Dazzle your senses with delicious aromas of garlic & basil pouring from superb restaurants with local-exclusive cuisine.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,006.98
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Wine Tour - Wine Stories (Transfer & Lunch Included)

Wine Tour - Wine Stories (Transfer & Lunch Included)

Discover the culinary delights of Crete from Real People. You will be a part of their Real Life and share with them their knowledge on local products and delicacies. Be part of True Crete. Enjoy private tasting of local wines. Enjoy a homemade lunch at the most unique and beautiful environment Small-group tour limited to eight people Tailor made experience Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.47
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Palace of Knossos hours of operation: Nov–May: 8am–3pm, Jun–Oct: 8am–7pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Palace of Knossos can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 75 Palace of Knossos tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Palace of Knossos costs USD 545.95. Guided Palace of Knossos tours start around USD 545.95 per person. See all 75 Palace of Knossos tickets and tours on Viator.
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