Crete Private Tour: Knossos Palace, Archaeological Museum, And Heraklion Town

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Crete private tour: Knossos Palace, Archaeological museum, and Heraklion Town, 3/1/2022 - 11/30/2022Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Free pick up from centrally located hotels in Heraklion town
    Heraklion cruise port
  • Return Details :
    Heraklio port (for cruise ship passengers) or your hotel in Heraklio
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Private half day tour from Heraklio port or town hotels with licensed guide and deluxe minivan to visit Knossos Palace and archaeological site, Heraklio town and Archaeological Museum.


  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Stop At: Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Heraklion, Crete

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Palace of Knossos, Knosos, Crete

The Palace of Knossos. It is the largest of the preserved Minoan palatial centers. Four wings are arranged around a central courtyard, containing the royal quarters, workshops, shrines, storerooms, repositories, the throne room and banquet halls. Dated to 2000-1350 B.C.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Heraklion

Heraklion is the largest urban center in Crete, the capital of the region and the economic center of the island. The first European civilization, the Minoan civilization, flourished on this land 5000 years ago. It is a very dynamic and cosmopolitan town, particularly during the summer period. During the last 20 years the city has made also a remarkable progress in the academic and technological fields.

Duration: 1 hour


Private tour

Transport by private vehicle

Professional guide

Heraklion Port pickup and drop-off

Hotels pickup and drop-off (Heraklion town only)

There is a supplement charge for pick up and drop off from other locations.


Food and drinks


Entrance fees to the Knossos Palace and the Archaeological museum

Entry/Admission - Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Entry/Admission - The Palace of Knossos

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Apr-2019

    Quisimos buscar tours en español y nos dijeron que no había, después vimos que si había. Así que tuvimos que tomar uno en inglés. La entrada cuesta 15 euros y el tour 10. El tour estuvo muy malo, la guía no tenía ni idea y se enojaba si le preguntabas cosas. En este país nos ha pasado mucho que los guías no tienen mucho conocimiento sobre la historia. El ser guía debería estar mucho más profesionalizado para que puedan contarnos los detalles de la historia y de los lugares históricos que estamos viendo. Es mejor que ustedes lean la historia por internet sobre este palacio y no pierdan 10 euros en guías con mala actitud.

  • 14-Sep-2018

    Having seen the art, pottery, jewelry, money, arms that were excavated at the palace, and the model recreation of the site at the museum before visiting the palace helped the ruins come to life. As impressive as the model was, physically walking the ruins helped us understand why it took 100 years and 35 different kings to construct this massive compound 1500 years before the birth of Christ. You can still see the remains of the earliest man made water and sewage piping systems, and the first known paved road in Europe. Our guide was exceptional with details for just about any questions we had. Comfortable shoes and a hat are a must for this tour. You can purchase water at the entrance to the site. This tour is worth the full day.

  • 31-Jul-2017

    This was awesome. The only thing I would change was the guide was too smart for my kids. She was wonderful and kind, but I had a hard time keeping up, because she was so smart. I throughly enjoyed the tour though, and I would recommend it.

  • 31-Jul-2017

    This was awesome. The only thing I would change was the guide was too smart for my kids. She was wonderful and kind, but I had a hard time keeping up, because she was so smart. I throughly enjoyed the tour though, and I would recommend it.