Heraklion tour: Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum

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4 hours

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if you are amateurs of ancient civilizations this is your shore excursion. This tour takes you back 5.000 years ago when the Minoan civilization started flourishing. For many this is considered the "ancestοr" of European civilization

During this tour you will be taken back 4,000 years to the time of the oldest civilization in Europe. The Minoan Palace of Knossos, centre of the Minoan Civilization, will leave you breathless as you wonder over the technology and facilities of that period.

After this fascinating tour, you will board the coach onto Heraklion, the capital town and business centre of Crete which is a colorful and lively place. Sightseeing tour along Heraklio’s city walls, the Venetian harbour, the Byzantine Saint Titus church and the Lions Square with the former Morosini fountain. In Heraklion enjoy a guided tour through the extraordinary Archaeological Museum, viewing the unique items from the Minoan culture. After your visit re-embark the coach and drive back to the nearby port of Heraklion.

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, based on your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” price only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

 

* guides in other languages available, upon request

 

Exclusions

-         entrance fees

 

Useful information

Ø       The Archaeological Museum is closed on Mondays (morning) until 12.00 hrs.  

Ø       Bathroom and refreshment facilities are available at Knossos palace and Heraklion museum.

 

Comments:

This is a very interesting half day tour especially because various findings are very well preserved both in Knossos Palace and the Heraklion museum. There is no need to mention the historic importance that these findings carried through all these years. Access to the site and the museum is very easy and the excursion can be followed by practically anyone.

 

*Notes:

- The use of a flash in the Museum is strictly forbidden.

Step 1

Your tour starts from Heraklion port

Step 2

Visit of the important archaeological site of Knossos

Step 3

Sightseeing tour along Heraklion’s city walls

Step 4

Guided tour through he extraordinary Archaeological Museum of Heraklion capital town

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