AMAZING KNOSSOS

Price in euro

1 - 6 people 360€

More than 6 people upon request

The tour can be in the following languages:

Deutsch, Français, Italiano, English
Important note: The latest you have to reserve your tour is 48 hours prior to it
Not included: Entrance fees, 20€ pp, for Knossos and Museum, reduced ticket for people over 65 years old 14€ pp.
Free entrance for: EU citizens till 25 years old.
Tour guide will help you to skip the line of the tickets (no waiting time)

When: Every day
Languages: AMAZING KNOSSOS English, AMAZING KNOSSOS German, AMAZING KNOSSOS French, AMAZING KNOSSOS Italian
Duration: 6 hours - SPECIAL OFFER - From 360€ - Private Tour till 6 people with transportation from Heraklion area English, Deutsch, Italiano, Français
Meeting Point: Your hotel in the center of Heraklion, or hotels in Ammoudara. Other hotels upon request. Departure from the hotel at 09.00 a.m. Pls mention the name of your hotel in the reservation form.
Dress Code: No
Including: Transfer from your hotel in Heraklion area or Ammoudara to the excursion point and back. The services of a professional qualified tourist - guide, mini bus 6 seats, plus driver and Guide, all legal taxes and VAT.
Food: No
Walking Difficulty:
Rest Rooms/ WC: Yes

YOUR FAVORITE EXCURSION..

KNOSSOS WITH THE ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM AND HERAKLION CITY

Pick up from your hotel in Heraklion area, and drive to the Palace of Knossos. Visit of the Palace for 1.3hours with your licensed guide. Then drive to Heraklion.

City walk in Heraklion though the old historical center (Four Lions Square, Church of St.Mark, Church of St.Titus, Venecian Loggia). Free time for lunch and shopping.

Visit of the Archaeological Museum, with all the findings of Knossos and all the Minoan collection.

Drop off to the hotel. End of the tour.

KNOSSOS PALACE

The archaeological site of Knossos is located just 5 km. southeast of Heraklion. The first excavation was conducted in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. It begun systematically though by Arthur Evans in 1900.The site expands for about 22.000 sq. m. and the human inhabitation of it stretches from 6.800 – 1300 BC.

It is the biggest in size Minoan Palace of Crete, and lots of its architectural features were copied in the rest of the Minoan Palaces. The building is built around a big rectangular central yard, and is extended towards every direction, multi floored and quite complicated at places. Within its premises, different in use rooms and buildings were discovered such as: a great number of storage rooms and hundreds of ‘pithoi’, jars in them, potters workshops, stone carvers workshops, metal makers areas, shrines and temples, ‘lustral basin’, or purification rooms, throne room with a gypsum throne, staircases and living quarters.

The palace was built twice and was destroyed twice, while there is a third phase as well, when it was partly rebuilt after the final catastrophe. It is very possible that during its first phase it was not a complete building, but a collection of ‘insule’, a number of different non united blocks.

MUSEUM OF HERAKLION

It includes exhibits from c.7000 B.C. to 400 A.D. Into the ground floor level, are artifacts from Neolithic and Minoan excavations of Crete, displayed in 14 galleries, as well as the collection of Hellenistic and Roman sculptures in two galleries. On the first floor, are the marvelous Minoan Frescoes displayed in a big gallery, and the exhibits of the Historical Period, displayed in 8 galleries.

HERAKLION, the capital and largest city of Crete, abounds with buildings, monuments, and churches that bear witness to its centuries-old history. During our city walk we see the venetian Loggia, the church of St.Mark, the fountain of the four lions and the church of St.Titus. Free time in Heraklion for shopping and back to the hotel.

Map

Price Per Adult: 360 €
Price Per Child:

Reservation Information: info@travel-crete.gr

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