Knossos and the archaeological museum

5 h. tour (Private tour)

(transportation from Heraklion and back + guided tour of Knossos + guided tour of Heraklion Museum + free time)

As soon as you arrive on the largest island of Greece and one of the largest cities of Greece, you will be met by your tour guide who will be waiting for you at the port with a sign with your name on it and you will board your private vehicle to start your tour. The drive from Heraklion to Knossos is approximately 20 minutes.

You will visit the archaeological site of Knossos, the capital of the Minoan Crete, where you will enjoy a private guided tour. There you will be able to experience the majesty of a palace grander, more complex and more flamboyant than any of the other Ancient Greek palaces known to us.

Leaving Knossos you will drive to the center of the city of Heraklion, where you will visit the Archaeological Museum, one of the most important museums in Greece, recently totally renovated. There you will enjoy a private guided tour and you will be able to see among other exhibits the famous Phaestos Disc, the Snake Goddess, the Bull Leaper, frescoes from the Palace of Knossos and a collection of Minoan pottery, jewelry and weapons. You will also be able to have some free time to photograph the exhibits of the museum, or walk around it on your own as well, or alternatively, to have a quick snack or coffee in the city, if there is time available.

At the end of the tour you will return to the port on time to get on board your ship.

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