Diana's Travel Chania Crete
Knossos Palace & Heraklion Town & Museum
A visit to Crete is not complete unless you have visited the magnificent Palace of Knossos - the legendary palace of King Minos. The Palace is 5 km south of Heraklion and dates back to 2000 BC. Excavated and partly restored by Sir Arthur Evans at the beginning of the century, Knossos gives a vivid picture of the prosperous and sophisticated capital of Minoan civilization. The intricate Palace is claimed by some to be the mythical labyrinth in which Theseus slew the Minotaur.
- The Knossos trip starts with an early pick up from the nearest point to your accommodation (between 06.30 -08.00) & proceed eastwards.
- Approximate arrival is 10:20 - 10:30 at Knossos Palace/Temple. The guided tour on foot for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Departure for the Archaeological Museum 12:00
(guided tour for approx. one hour).
- 1 hour and 30 minutes free time at Heraklion city.
- Departure from Heraklion at approximately 15:00.
- Arrival 16:20 at the town of Rethymno for a coffee break.
- Approx. 17:20 departure from Rethymno.
- Arrival back to the pick-up point at approximately 18:30-19:30.
Details for Knossos Trip
Price for Knossos Trip:
Children (5 -11 years) :€19
Day of Knossos Trip: Sunday
Pick up time: 06.20 - 08.40
(depending on where- see the Pick up Points page )
If your accommodation is not on the route of the coach, we can provide a pick up with an extra cost 3€ - 15€ for the extra distance to take you to the coach.
Duration of Knossos Trip:
-12 hours approx.
- Transfers on air-conditioned buses
- Greek/English/German speaking guide
Excludes- Payable on the day:
- Entrance fee to Knossos & the museum €16 Adults & Children under 18 yrs old are free.
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
What to wear:
-Comfortable walking shoes
-Hat & lotion for protection from the sun
- Short information will be given upon arrival in Heraklion to help to get around on your own.
- Children under 5 years old are free of charge, but they must ride on adult’s lap.
To book the Knossos Day Trip, you will need to book at least 1 day in advance to reserve your seat & make payment.