Meet the minotaur

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Meet the minotaur

The is the ‘’must do’’ tour for history lovers. Visit the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion to discover Europe’s earliest city and civilization.

10 hours
book this excursion:
up to 2 days in advance
departures from Chania:
daily upon request
place of departure:
Chania center or from your hotel - please indicate your pick up point when booking ( for pick up points 15km+ away from Chania's center, an additional fee will be charged)
departure time:
9am (flexible time)
services included:

personal pick up and drop off with flexible start time

private sightseeing tour with a local insider guide (excluding the archaeological sites)

3D audio tour for visiting the Knossos palace

transfers in fully air-conditioned car/van

entrance tickets for the Palace and the Museum

all taxes

services not included:

private guided visit with a professional guide (visiting the Palace and the Museum) – extra cost: 150 euros in total (paid directly to the guide)

food and drinks

personal expenses

prices (VAT included)

Prices per person:

1 adult  – 380 euros per person

2 adults – 210 euros per person

3 adults – 155 euros per person

4 & 5 adults –  135 euros per person

6 & 7 adults –  115 euros per person


infants 0-3.99 years old      free of charge 

YOUTH 4-12 years old       40 euros per child


Persons per private tour: min 2 adults – max 7 persons

cancellation policy

2 days in advance before departure - retention of deposit

less than 2 days before departure – 100%

Your local guide will meet you at your preferred location within the Chania town region. Your private daytrip will start by heading towards the East side of the island, towards Heraklion town.
After a  2-hour road trip you will arrive in 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, head to the Archaeological museum regarded as one of Europe’s most important museums that brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island’s history.
You will then have time to explore Heraklion’s city center with your local guide showing you around the main highlights of the town.
This tour would not be complete without a delicious lunch in one of Heraklion’s seafront tavernas.
At the end of your tour, our mission will be accomplished – you will leave with enjoyable memories and a much better understanding of the Minoan civilization and the capital city of Crete.
PLEASE NOTE: As this tour involves walking, comfortable shoes are recommended, please do not forget your sunglasses and sun hat. *Please do inform us in advance if you wish to book extra a professional guide for a private guided tour of the Knossos palace and/or the archaeological museum.

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