Knossos Palace

Knossos is the site of the most important and better known palace of Minoan civilization. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos. The Palace is also connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and the story of Daedalus and Icarus. The site was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic period (7000- 3000 B.C.) until Roman times.
After its partial destruction in 1450 B.C., Knossos was settled by Mycenaeans from the Greek Mainland. The city flourished again during the Hellenistic period in 67 B.C. It was captured by the Roman Quintus Caecilius Metelus Creticus.
Knossos was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. Arthur Evans conducted systematic excavations at the site between 1900 and 1931, bringing to light the palace, a large section of the Minoan city, and the cemeteries. The restoration of the palace to its present form was carried out by Arthur Evans. The interventions were mostly imposed by the need to preserve the monuments uncovered.

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is regarded as one of Europe''s most important museums. The present building was constructed between 1933 and 1937 to plans by P. Karantinos, on the site of the imposing Venetian Franciscan friary destroyed by an earthquake in 1856.
The museum brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island''s history. Pride of place is given to the treasures of Minoan civilisation, the entire historical course of which can thus be appreciated. Justly regarded as the home of Minoan civilisation par excellence, the museum houses the most important collection of Minoan antiquities the world over.
The main building of the museum was closed for interior renovation from November 2006 to May 2013 with a small temporary exhibition remaining opened.


> Explore the oldest city & civilization of Europe
> Learn more about the Cretan Mythology and History
> Tour to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion with its marvelous exhibits
> Walk in Heraklion town
> Exclusive for you! Tour with Whipers Guiding Equipment

TIMETABLE (Indicative)


Pick up from Hotel/Accomodation/Pick Up Point


20min stop for breakfast (near Rethymnon area)


Arrival at Knossos – Guiding from an official guide


Departure from Knossos


Arrival at Heraklion Town


Guiding at the Archaeological Museum


Free time at Heraklion City


Departure from Heraklion


Short (20min) stop/break for rest, coffee etc


Arrival at your Hotel/Accomodation/Pick Up Point


To Know

Clients Eligible for discount at Entrance Fee must carry ID

To Bring

1) SunCream, Sunglasses and Hat
2) Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin


1) Pick-up/Drop-Off
2) Official Guide
3) Air-Conditioned Luxury Bus
4) Full Liability Insurance
5) Whispers Guiding equipment


Knossos & Museum Entrance Fees. Fees are not included and are paid on the spot in cash



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