Participate in a guided tour to the Palace of Knossos, the political and ceremonial center of Minoan civilization, followed by a guided tour to Heraklion Archaeological Museum. The tour continues with a visit to the town center of Heraklion, completing in a day the historical path of 4000 years.

Discover the ancient Palace of Knossos
Follow a guided tour in the "palace" and find out how people lived more than 4.000 years ago

Visit the Archaeological Museum
Follow a guided tour covering over 5500 years of the island's history.

Explore Heraklion
Discover the history of the town through the buildings and learn about the modern civilization of the city on the local markets.

The excursion begins with collecting the group of all explorers from their pick up points in the morning. The bus tour will then move forward to its historical part, heading to Heraklion for a guided tour in Knossos Palace.

Knossos Palace is the capital of Minoan civilization, just 5km away on the south of Heraklion town. It is the largest of the preserved Minoan palatial centers on the island. Walk through it with your guide and find out how people lived 4.000 years ago, people that are believed to be the first Europeans, lived as an organized community in Crete and the center of their civilization the Palace itself. The Throne Room, the frescoes, the Minoan Columns, the water management will stimulate your imagination on how the community of the Minoans was living on the island back then.

The bus tour will then be heading to Heraklion, visiting the Archaeological Museum and the town center.

In the center of the town of Heraklion, the Archaeological Museum appears. It brings together, findings from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island's history. It is one of the most remarkable museums in Greece containing the most notable and complete collection of artifacts and initials of the Minoan civilization around the world.

Heraklion is the capital of Crete as well as the largest city on the island. It is a town living between modern life and a deep link with its past. The town is fortified by the old Venetian walls. From the town's center, a walk through Daidalou street will bring you to Lion Square and the famous Morosini Fountain remain of the Venetian era. The way to the left will take you to the permanent outdoor market of the town and finally to the Valide Mosque, a remain of the turkish occupancy. The way to the right will bring you to the Venetian Loggia and finally to the sea and the Koules Fortress.

Duration: 7 hours *
09:00 - 09:50 Bus trip to Knossos
09:50 - 12:00 Arrival in Knossos for a guided tour in the palace
12:00 - 12:30 Bus trip to Heraklion town
12:30 - 13:30 Arrival at Heraklion town and guided tour in the Archaeological Museum
13:30 - 14:00 Walk with the guide in the center of Heraklion town
14:00 - 15:30 Free time in Heraklion town
15:30 - 16:00 Return bus trip to resorts
* The exact duration of the excursion depends on the pick up and drop off location, please check availability section for more details.
** Itinerary is subject to minor alterations depending on traffic, weather conditions or any other unpredictable circumstance.
Bring with you
  • Hat or parasole for Knossos
  • Sun protection lotion
  • Camera
Food & drinks
  • In Knossos there is a Kiosk from where you can purchase food and drink.
  • In Heraklion town, you can have lunch in any place of your desire choosing multiple cousines.
WC facilities
  • No facilities are available on board of the bus.
  • Facilities are available at the entrance of Knossos Palace.
  • Facilities are available in the Museum.