Tour from Heraklion port to Knossos & Archaeological Museum
Learn about the Minoan Civilization in these unique tour!
Suggested for groups of more than 10 persons and travel agencies
After your disembarkation to the port of Heraklion you will be driven to the old city of Knossos.The palace of Knossos where King Minos was living, was built in around 2000-1900 BC. It was discovered by Minos Kalokairinos and excavated by Sir Arthur Evans at 1900s.
Discover this famous palace for its construction and advanced technology since the Minoans used luxury materials, architectural plan and made the first drainage and water supply systems. Remarkable are the colourful columns and frescoes which decorate the walls of the palace depicting scenes of the everyday life and varying ceremonies of a rather sophisticated society.
The palace of Knossos is known also for the ”labyrinth”which is 22000 square meters Walk inside and explore the Greek Mythology and its well-known stories of the ”Minotaur” and ”Dedalus and Icarus’’.
Complete your knowledge about this pre-historic civilization with a visit in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of the 10 most important museum’s in the world which hosts the largest Minoan collection in the world.
Duration: 4 hours
Private transportation by A/C vehicle
Not included: Entrance fees in the archaeological sites & museum