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Tour Heraklion City and Knossos Palace


Visiting Heraklion City and Knossos Palace is the perfect opportunity to lose yourself in the island’s rich history and culture.

We start in the morning from Rethymno and the wider area and head towards Heraklion. Depending on the busyness and to avoid congestion, you will be informed in the morning whether you visit the city first or Knossos palace, so you can have all your free time to explore and dive into the ancient world of the Minoan civilization.

Once we arrive in Heraklion, you will have 4 hours to explore the city’s cultural heritage and visit the famous Heraklion Archeological Museum which is the home to an impressive collection of Minoan artefacts. Walk in the city and local shopping will be also a good addition to your time spent in the capital of Crete.

At the Knossos Palace, you will have 1,5 hours to visit the archaeological site. You can walk and explore on your own or you can hire a guide to take you through the ancient history of the greatest civilization. You will immerse in the world of the Minoans and explore the fascinating and complex palace.

In the afternoon you will be back at your hotels, full of beautiful memories and impressions.


  • Capital city
  • Koules Fortress
  • Historical center
  • Archeological Museum
  • Venetian harbor
  • Lions Square
  • Morosini Fountain
  • Natural History Museum
  • Knossos Palace
  • Minoan civilization
  • Archeological site
  • Throne room
  • Frescoes
  • Ancient ruins
  • Shopping

Trip Itinerary

8:00 (departure time may differ based on the location of your accommodation, for more information look for the pick-up time schedule)
4 hours of free time in the city
Knossos Palace
1h30m free time
approx. 17:30 (please note that the time of return may differ based on the location of your accommodation)

Not included:

Entrance tickets: Knossos Palace - 16€; Archeological Museum - 12€; Knossos Palace & Museum - 20€. Children until 5 years old, EU citizens until 25 years old – Free. EU citizens 65+ years old – reduced admission. The visit to the archeological site and the museum is optional. 

Licensed guide in the museum and archeological site are not included (but can be hired at the destination). 

Lunch is not included in the price of the tour. 


Useful information: 

Sunscreen, hat and comfortable shoes will be of use to have more pleasant walk in the city and archeological site. 

Duration (approx.): 9 hours
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General Information

Kapodistriou 55, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Tel: (+30) 6972 603 639

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