Half Day
Apr – Oct
Heraklion, Crete
Adults, Children, Infants
Ticket Type

Discover the home to the land that gave birth to the first civilization of Europe, the Minoans, in a tour rich with history and mythology

  • Herakleion Port
  • Knossos Palace
  • Archaeological Museum
MEETING POINT Nea Alikarnassos main road. (35°19’59.9″N 25°09’30.6″E) google maps.

Note: Please be at the meeting point at 09:00 AM

  • Complimentary pick-up is also available from an array of Hotels in the Heraklion area.
  • Pick up time between 08:30 to 09:30 AM depending on hotel location.
  • Please enter your hotel name and address in the field below the booking form.
GUIDE Tour Escort
  • Adult: 69 €
  • Child (4-12 years): 29 €
  • Infant (under 3 years): Free
SERVICES & FACILITIES Audio Wireless Device
ENTRANCE FEES Knossos & Museum combined ticket included
  • In order for Greece Tour Hub to provide the most accurate booking service, our automated reservation system does not allow online reservations during the same day/24 hours.
  • For same-day bookings, please contact us directly by phone or email
OPERATION DATES Apr-Oct: Every Tuesday & Friday
BOOKING ORDER Please fill in all the requested fields of the tour booking form and press the “Book Now” button to proceed with your Booking Order (Your Reservation).

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CONTACT US Should you have any question prior to your booking please:
  • send us an email at [email protected] (indicating the Tour Code Number)
  • or call us at +30 6955313403 or +30 2103210031

Knossos Palace & Archaelogical Museum

The ancient city of Knossos, with constant habitation from the Neolithic era until the 5th century A.D., is beyond doubt the land that “gave birth” to the first civilization of Europe, the Minoans.

Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned after its destruction in 1375 BC which marked the end of Minoan civilization.

According to Greek mythology, the palace was designed by famed architect Dedalos with such complexity that no one placed in it could ever find its exit. King Minos who commissioned the palace then kept the architect prisoner to ensure that he would not reveal the palace plan to anyone.

The first excavations were begun in 1878 by the Heraklian Minos Kalokairinos. A bit later (1900-1913 & 1922-1930) the excavations by the British Sir Arthur Evans were to complete the scientific research, bringing to light the Minoan palace in its entirety, which was, according to tradition, the residence of the wise King Minos.

The palace of Knossos spreads around the large Central Court. You will reach the awe-inspiring Throne Room, the fresco of the “Prince of the Lilies”, the imposing Grand Staircase, the Queen’s Megaron in the east.

Walking through the apartments of the Knossos palace and observing the finds even as passers-by, you will feel part of this cultural heritage.

Our next stop will be at the Archaeological Museum of the city. Through the exhibits of the Museum, the history of Cretan culture will unfold and be visualized before you.