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Spinalonga island

Spinalonga island

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Discover Greece from the water on this full-day boat cruise. Enjoy a guided tour of Agios Nikolaos, continue Elounda village, then hop aboard for a boat cruise around Kolokitha Bay. Stop along the way to swim, then set sail for the island of Spinalonga.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.94
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$51.94
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Spinalonga - Agios Nikolaos From Heraklion

Spinalonga - Agios Nikolaos From Heraklion

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Visit the former leper colony and Venetian fortress on Spinalonga Island during this private tour. Sail to this rocky island, and explore the streets, houses, and ruined Venetian fortifications where lepers were confined from 1903 to 1957. Then, relax with a swim stop and barbecue lunch before cruising back to port. Return coach transport, the boat ride to Spinalonga, and select hotel pickup and drop-off in north-coast resorts included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.65
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$55.65
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Guided Tour to Knossos Palace & Heraklion

Guided Tour to Knossos Palace & Heraklion

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Participate in a guided tour to the Palace of Knossos, the political and ceremonial center of Minoan civilization. The tour continues to the town center of Heraklion, completing in a day the historical path of 4000 years.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.86
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$35.86
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Private Tour to South Crete: Ancient Gortyn, Monasteries and Matala Beach

Private Tour to South Crete: Ancient Gortyn, Monasteries and Matala Beach

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An exciting journey from the North to the South! The route passes through the entire island capturing part of the Psiloritis massif. From the foot of the mountains stretches the delightful beauty of Messara valley, which has been the island's breadbasket for centuries. During the ride you will hear the information about the history of the island and the sights that you will visit. Then, you can enjoy a walk in the preserved part of the ancient Roman capital of Crete Gortis, which is considered to be one of the most important archaeological sights in Greece. Then you have the unique opportunity to visit 2 of the most ancient Orthodox monasteries on the island: Panagia Paliani and Kalyviani. Finishing the trip, you will have time to swim in the crystal clear waters of Matala beach and dine in one of the traditional taverns located along the coast. For pick-up from different location than listed, please, contact us.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$278.24
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$278.24
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Crete private tour: Knossos Palace, Archaeological museum, and Heraklion Town

Crete private tour: Knossos Palace, Archaeological museum, and Heraklion Town

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Uncover the mysteries of the ancient Minoan civilization on this private, half-day tour of Heraklion highlights. Explore the magnificent Knossos Palace, home to King Minos and legends of the Minotaur, and visit a world-class archaeological museum featuring artifacts dating back to 5000 BC. See the contrast of ancient and modern Crete with some free time in the port town of Heraklion, and enjoy personalized attention from your guide along the way. Entrance fees to Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum at your expense.
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  • 5 hours
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$481.97
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Knossos Palace and Plateau of Lassithi from Heraklion Region

Knossos Palace and Plateau of Lassithi from Heraklion Region

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Great chance to visit the highlights of the Minoan civilisation in this full day tour and learn more about Cretan traditions, enjoy panoramic views of the scenic route in the mountains and visit a fantastic natural sight in the end. • See the main attractions of the island and learn a lot of interesting information about the customs of the local population. • Find out how mysterious myths about the Minotaur and the real story are intricately intertwined while visiting famous KNOSSOS PALACE. • Get the experience of traveling on the beautiful mountain routes to the delightful LASSITHI PLATEAU and marvel at the miraculous icon in one of the most revered monasteries from the locals “KERA CARDIOTISA - Our Lady of Heart”. • Descend to the bottom of the ritual DIKTAION CAVE where according to the legend the Zeus was born and enjoy the beauty of the underground lake. At the end of the tour, you will have time to dine in the traditional Cretan tavern or visit a pottery workshop.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.20
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$74.20

Ecobike tour in historic Heraklion

Ecobike tour in historic Heraklion

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Hi there! I'm Alex, a native Cretan guy. I'm a bicycle enthusiast who totally loves Heraklion City. We will explore the city with my ecobikes (pedal free) and will lead you away from the crowds to lesser-known corners of the city. We’ll share some of our favorite places to eat, dance, and hang out. It will be a great way to start your visit or even explore the best monuments around! -If you looking for something unique -You are in the right place!!!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$72.96
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$72.96
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Secret Heraklion Walking Tour

Secret Heraklion Walking Tour

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Wandering around a city can be done either like a tourist or like a local. We offer the local version with a deeper info on the history and tradition of this city. Inside info you will not listen on other tours, walking slowly and discussing questions on monuments.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.38
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$25.38

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

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

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$779.07
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Spinalonga Island - Ag Nikolaus - Elounda Bay - Private Tour.

Spinalonga Island - Ag Nikolaus - Elounda Bay - Private Tour.

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This Tour gives you the opportunity to visit on your own way so many places in one day that if not with a local guide it would be impossible to visit and find.We visit Monasteries, Churches, Agios Nikolaus City, Spinalonga Island, Krasi village where the oldest Platanus tree in Crete it's found, we have a traditional Cretan Lunch in the traditional village of Mochos where we visit a few beautiful churches, and in the end if we have time we can visit the fishing village of Sisi where we go for a walk on the Palm Bay. ACACIA TOURS MHTE1039e60000115201
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$534.76
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Knossos Palace & Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Knossos Palace & Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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The most popular excursion that reveals the history of the Minoan civilization. During the tour you will see the richest collection of exhibits presented in the ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, take a guided walk in the cultural center of the city of Heraklion, and finally, visit mysterious and mythical "LABYRINTH OF THE MINOTAUR" in the Palace of KNOSSOS. After the excursion program, you can enjoy an independent walk through the old part of the city surrounded by Venetian walls with many boutiques and souvenir shops. To feel like a local, order a cup of Greek coffee in one of the cozy street cafes and relax during the midday siesta.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.54
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$65.54

On the trail of the Greek Mythology

On the trail of the Greek Mythology

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Visit the valley of the 1000 Windmills and get all the secret information’s of the Cretan people. Visit a traditional mountain village and a typical Cretan family on the way to the Lassithi Plateau, the birthplace of Zeus. On the road there, you learn about the history of the God father and his siblings. You"ll visit the birthplace of Zeus while enjoying the nature surround. We'll finalize the day with a delicious traditional meal with many dishes in one of the best Tavern. We’ll meet villagers and listen to their story's about their life.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.30
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$119.30

Idyllic Connection: Knossos Palace & Museum with Wine Routes of Heraklion

Idyllic Connection: Knossos Palace & Museum with Wine Routes of Heraklion

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$779.07
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$779.07
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.34
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From Heraklion: Spinalonga Island ,Elounda Barbeque and Agios Nikolaos Tour

From Heraklion: Spinalonga Island ,Elounda Barbeque and Agios Nikolaos Tour

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Discover the seaside village of Elounda and walk amongst history on the island of Spinalonga. Finishing our touring on this much afflicted place, we head for the small bay of Kolokitha. It’s one of the most beautiful beaches on Crete. It is a remote beach with white sand and deep blue serene water, side by side with old olive groves. There we can swim and taste the delicious BBQ served on the boat. After our short respite, we go back to Elounda. Then we move to the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos, where we have our last stop. We have the chance to enjoy our coffee getting a perfect view of the magnificent lake, do our shopping in the traditional local shops and relax for a while before we hit the road for our going back.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.52
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Fully Guided Tour to Lassithi Plateau and Knossos Palace

Fully Guided Tour to Lassithi Plateau and Knossos Palace

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You will follow the footsteps of the long-ago Minoan kings on this 10-hour Knossos - Lassithi tour. Travel by air-conditioned bus to the archaeological site of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, see the remains dating back to the 2nd century BC. Explore what were the royal quarters, storage rooms and the central court of the palace, the power base of Europe’s first civilization, and hear about the mythical Minotauros that roamed a labyrinth here as your guide explains the site’s history. Visit also the area of Lassithi and take a real taste of Crete. Includes a monastery, a pottery factory, Dicti cave: where Zeus was born according to different legends.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.49
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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
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$346.25
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Knossos Private Full-Day Tour from Heraklion with Pick Up

Knossos Private Full-Day Tour from Heraklion with Pick Up

At the desired time, an experienced English-speaking professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation in a private vehicle ready to immerse you into the Greek culture and lifestyle. If you are a history lover, get ready to travel back in time on this full-day tour. Knossos Palace is the biggest Minoan Palace of Crete. The archaeological museum is one of the most significant museums in Greece and its collections come mostly from central and eastern Crete and cover a span of 5.500 years. You will also have the chance to visit Koules Fortress that dominates the entrance to the Venetian Harbour of Heraklion. The Venetians called it "Sea Fortress", but today it is known by its Turkish name, Koules. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights, but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.69
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Accessible Heraklion tour to Knossos & Archaeological Museum or Shopping

Accessible Heraklion tour to Knossos & Archaeological Museum or Shopping

Embark your special vehicle and start your tour. During this tour you will be taken back 4,000 years to the time of the oldest civilization in Europe. The Minoan Palace of Knossos, centre of the Minoan Civilization, will leave you breathless as you wonder over the technology and facilities of that period. After this fascinating tour, you will board your special vehicle onto Heraklion, the capital town and business centre of Crete which is a colorful and lively place. Sightseeing tour along Heraklion’s city walls, the Venetian harbour, the Byzantine Saint Titus church and the Lions Square with the former Morosini fountain. In Heraklion you have the choice to either enjoy a guided tour through the extraordinary Archaeological Museum, viewing the unique items from the Minoan culture or spend free time in town to browse at the shops in the centre.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$452.60
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Plateau of Lassithi

Plateau of Lassithi

You start your exploration by visiting the magnificent monastery of Panagia Kera. A splendid monument of architecture and iconography, it operates as a nunnery and it gathers pilgrims from all over Crete. Next stop over is the Dictean Cave, a cave of mystic atmosphere, impressively adorned by large columns, stalactites and stalagmites. According to mythology, the Dictean Cave was the birthplace of Zeus, the father of gods, and the place he was worshipped. The tour ends by visiting Tzermiado, the capital of the Plateau.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.08
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Minoan Night Experience

Minoan Night Experience

At Minoan night experience show you travel back 3500 years ago. A journey through space and time. Enjoy a theatrical dance, music and dinner with Minoan and modern cuisine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.54
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.50
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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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$55.65
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Private Full-Day Cave of Zeus and Knosos Tour from Ierapetra

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Private Full-Day Cave of Zeus and Knosos Tour from Ierapetra

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 Writer’s 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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$445.18
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$556.48
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