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Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum from Kissamos/Chania Area

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Get to know Europe’s oldest civilization, dated 4,000 years ago. The Palace of King Minos awaits the visitors to admire in awe the Minoan splendour and culture.
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All about the Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum from Kissamos/Chania Area.

Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum

Get to know Europe’s oldest civilization dated 4000 years ago. Knossos has a rich habitational history, starting from the Neolithic Period, some 9000 years ago. Knossos is the name of the capital of the Minoan civilization, dating some 4000 years ago, is presumably the largest city in ancient Crete. It’s ties were spread across the whole Crete and across the eastern Mediterranean.

In this Guided Tour you will find out about the Minoan coulture,the architecture the every day life, the large feasts, the connection with other civilizations and the art.

After the Guided Tour in the archaeological site, it is recommended to visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of Europe’s most important museums, as it contains the most notable and complete collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete.

For those who do not wish to visit the Museum, they can enjoy a walk in the Old City of Heraklion.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Transportation fees
  • Guided tour to Knossos Palace
  • Guided tour to the Archaeological Museum
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Entrance fee to Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum is 17,50 € per person. For people under the age of 18 the entrance is free of charge.
  • Coffees, lunch, snacks, personal expenses etc.
  1. 6:30 - Pick up

    We pick you up from your hotel or a nearby hotel and we travel to Knossos Palace, ruins of the famous Minoan city – state.

  2. 10:00 - 12:00 Knossos Palace Guided Tour

    A professional guided tour follows in the archaeological site, admiring the Throne Room and the Labirynth, and hearing the legends of the Minotaur, Theseus, and Ariadne, daughter of king Minos.

  3. 12:30 - 15:30 Heraklion Archaeological Museum

    Next stop is the city of Heraklion where you can follow us to a Guided Tour to the Archaeological Museum

  4. ??? Or free time in the Old City of Heraklion

    If you do not wish to visit the Arcaeological Museum, you can spend your free time walking and exploring the Old City of Heraklion

  5. Return to the hotel

    On the way back we will have a stop for a coffee (depending on your pick up place) and then head back to your hotel (drop off place is the same as pick up place).

Detailed Pricing

From Kissamos

  • Participants over 13 years old pay €42
  • Participants from 6 to 12 years old pay €21
  • Participants under 5 years old travel for free

From Chania

  • Participants over 13 years old pay €
  • Participants from 6 to 12 years old pay €
  • Participants under 5 years old travel for free
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
What is included in this tour?
  • Transportation fees
  • Guided tour to Knossos Palace
  • Guided tour to the Archaeological Museum
What is not included in this tourExcluded - Extras:
  • Entrance fee to Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum is 17,50 € per person. For people under the age of 18 the entrance is free of charge.
  • Coffees, lunch, snacks, personal expenses etc.