Heraklion, Knossos & Minoan Culture Show

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

Heraklion, Knossos & Minoan Culture Show

From $87.19 per person

Learn everything about Minoan culture in Crete and visit not only the famous Knossos archaeological site, but also discover the old town of Heraklion and experience a 3D video show and dance theater.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
German
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up from Agia Galini & Matala

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Minoan Palace of Knossos and learn more about the most famous archaeological site of Crete
  • Explore the beautiful old town of Heraklion with the well-known Morosini Fountain in Lions Square, the Loggia and St. Mark's Basilica
  • Experience Minoan culture with a 3D video and dance theater
Full description
Immerse yourself in the history of Crete and visit one of the most famous archaeological sites. The Minoan Palace of Knossos, first built in 2000 B.C., was the residence of the legendary King Minos. The building, with an estimated 1,300-1,400 rooms, was excavated around 1900 by Sir Arthur Evans and partially reconstructed. Afterwards embark on a short journey into more recent history and discover the old town of Heraklion with the well-known Morosini Fountain in Lions Square, the Loggia and St. Mark's Basilica. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere, hike through the narrow streets, visit the market, browse the local shops or visit the Venetian port with its fortress. Explore small parks, street cafés and many historic buildings and fountains from Venetian and Turkish times. After visiting the excavation site see a very special performance. Once more experience Minoan culture with 3D video and traditional dancers wearing original costumes. Eat small appetizers prepared according to traditional Minoan recipes to bring history back to life.
Includes
  • Bus transfer
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to Knossos
  • Minoan show
  • Snack
  • Museum visits
  • Food
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The entry tickets for the Knossos Palace and the Minoan Culture Show are included, so that you skip the long ticket lines
  • This tour is suitable for people with physical disabilities
  • Appropriate footwear, a camera and sun protection is recommended
  • The entry tickets for the Knossos Palace, the archaeological museum and the Minoan culture show are included, so that you skip the long ticket lines
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4/5
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Overall good; good and competent tour guide with detailed information; Knossos is a must in Crete, but it is very crowded there (3,000 visitors per day). Therefore, the supporting program with the demonstrations and the slide show as well as the visit to the museum in Heraklion, where there is more time to take a closer look at certain things (e.g. a model of Knossos), is very well put together. There were problems because a fax, which should remind us of changed departure times, did not reach us at the hotel. But everyone was trying very hard to solve the problem.

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August 2, 2017

Exceptional impressions, best organization and expert guide

May 30, 2018

Transport und Führung haben super geklappt,, Knossos ist ja nicht ganz so groß..nicht ganz so viel zu sehen wie zum Beisp. in Pompej....aber geschichtlich interessant, Tanzvorführung ganz nett in einer schönen Gartenanlage

September 9, 2020

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