Knossos palace & the taste of Cretan wine
Experience the world famous Palace of Knossos and indulge in a supreme wine tasting in an award winning Cretan winery, accompanied by your local insider guide.
book this excursion:
up to 2 days in advance
departures from Heraklion port:
daily upon request
place of departure:
the exit of the Cruise Terminal
flexible time - fully adapted to the schedule of the cruise ship.
services not included:
prices (VAT included)
Meet your local guide in front of the exit of the Cruise Terminal. Your guide will be holding an ''Alma de Creta'' sign. Head to the Knossos Palace where you will have plenty of time to admire this true archaeological masterpiece following the map and the information you will be given by your local guide. To complement this tour, you will also receive a mini iPad tablet that through virtual and augmented reality, you will see a representation of the site as it was before, in real time.
After this inspiring tour, visit a family-owned vineyard of 140 acres overlooking the imposing Lasithi Mountains. The winery obtains modern facilities and the cellar stores wines reputed and exquisite in flavour, as the main operation is dedicated to rescuing indigenous Cretan varieties. The winery hosts will be happy to show you how the wine is made and moreover inform you all about the idea behind every taste and flavor. After your tour, sample the wines of the estate before returning back to the port.
At the end of your tour, our mission will be accomplished – you will leave with enjoyable memories and a much better understanding of the splendor of the Minoan Civilization and Cretan wines.
PEASE NOTE: As this tour involves walking, comfortable shoes are recommended, please do not forget your sunglasses and sun hat