Day trip

Heraklion,Malia &Agia Pelagia:Day Trip to Knossos Palace

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Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

Heraklion,Malia &Agia Pelagia:Day Trip to Knossos Palace

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS
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From US$ 45.72 per person

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Have a one day bus excursion from Heraklion Area,Malia and Agia Pelagia to Knossos. Visit the Palace of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum, the city of Heraklion, and more.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
▪︎ Hotel pick-up and drop off (in Malia , Stalis ,Hersonisos , Anissaras , Analypsi , Gouves , Gournes , Heraklion , Ammoudara , Agia Pelagia / Lygaria , Fodele)

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Knossos Palace, the center of Minoan civilization
  • Visit the archaeological museum of Herakion
  • Enjoy a great day in the capital of Crete, Heraklion
Full description
The most famous landmark of Crete, Knossos, is the absolute “must” for everybody who decides to spend his or her vacation on our beautiful island. On one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece, we find the center of one of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world and through the excavations, the legends and the history of the place we learn about its settlers: the Minoan people, the rulers of the Mediterranean. With its small palace, the room of murals, the royal tombs and the royal mansion, Knossos is probably the most significant token of a civilization that left such marks in history that can never be erased. The intricate structure of the palace corridors gave it the name Labyrinth, where, according to the myth, the legendary Minotaur used to live. The marvelous architectural plan, the use of rare and luxurious materials, the advanced techniques of construction and drainage system and the massive size of the palace of Knossos make it, even today, the most amazing sight on Crete. We return to the city to visit the newly renovated Archaeological Museum, which exhibits traditional architecture and preserves exquisite and valuable ethnographic and historical material from the ancient period of Cretan history. A stroll in the city of Heraklion will end up a perfect day –shopping in its modern stores, enjoying our coffee or lunch in one of its many restaurants or just exploring its superb medieval buildings. 10:00 Arrival Knossos Palace 12:00 Departure from Knossos Palace 12:20 Arrival Heraklion – Visit to Archaeological Museum (optional) 15:30 Departure from Heraklion DURATION: app. 7 hours STAY IN KNOSSOS: app. 2 hours STAY IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM: app. 2 hours STAY IN HERAKLION: app. 1 hour
Includes
  • Bilingual guided tour in English and German
  • Bus tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Malia , Stalis ,Hersonisos , Anissaras , Analypsi , Gouves , Gournes , Heraklion , Ammoudara , Agia Pelagia / Lygaria , Fodele.
  • Entrance fees for the Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum (16 Euros).
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

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  • Please bring sunscreen and a hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
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Beautiful beach

The trip was nice, the tour guide was great on checking on us and explaining everything in great detail. Falasarna beach is beautiful and very family friendly. They had plenty of beach chairs with umbrellas, which was great on such a hot sunny day in July.

July 27, 2019

A wonderful trip. The trip was also bearable with about 2 hours and went around pretty quickly. The stay there was simply fantastic. On Fridays the beach is really empty. Not even 100 people. It was just pleasant.

August 4, 2018

July 1, 2019

Product ID: 108826