Discover the ancient Palace of Knossos and city of Heraklion while on this 9-hour full-day tour. Accompanied by a professional guide, learn about the temple and Minoan palace of Knosses. Enjoy free time in Heraklion to explore the streets and tour the local museum before returning to your Rethimno accommodations.
Begin the trip to Knossos Palace and Temple with a pickup from your central Rethimno hotel in the early morning. From there, proceed eastwards to Knossos, where upon your arrival, you will walk through the area for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. It contains the largest of the Minoan palaces that have been partially restored. The ruins and rebuilt parts belong to the last and largest Minoan Palace, the labyrinth of Knossos. View the impressive murals and throne of King Minos.
Next, head over to Heraklion city to start your 2-hour experience in the city. The town of Heraklion is the largest urban center of Crete, the capital of the region of Crete and the economic center of the island. Since the Minoan period, the town of Heraklion became the host of varied cultures and civilizations whose indelible marks are visible in the form of fountains, castles, walls, palaces and other monuments. Enjoy free time to have a typical lunch, shop, or pay an optional visit to the Archaeological Museum. At 4:00pm, you will board the bus and begin your journey back to your accommodations for a 6:00pm arrival.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
A small amount of walking is involved