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LOCAL EXPERIENCE - A Culture Trip - FULL DAY.
Knossos palace is Crete’s most visited archaeological site. Discover the well know myths about the Minotaur and the Labyrinth while walking through the history of the Minoan civilisation.
The first excavation of the site was conducted in 1878 by Minos Kalokerinos of Herakleion. This was followed by the long-term excavations 1900-1913 and 1922-1930) of the Englishman Sir Arthur Evans, who uncovered virtually the entire palace. While walking through the palace you can admire the Frescoes, pottery and the Throne room. This great civilization was destroyed at the explosion of the volcano of Santorini island.
You will be picked up from your hotel or at one of the pick up points, the guide will fill you in with all the information about our trip. On the national road outside Rethmyno there will be a stop for 20 minutes to have breakfast.
Upon arrival at the Palace of Knossos (the professional archaeologists-guide will guide you for 2 hours. The guided tour will be in English).
After the tour in Knossos you will be driven to the city center of Heraklion where you have time to visit either the archaeological museum of Heraklion or have lunch and admire the capital of Crete. You have approximately 3 hours free time. While returning there will be a 20 minute stop for a refreshment and then you will be back at Chania about 18:30 p.m
Notice! Entrance fee for Knossos Palace.To be paid upon arrival.
06.40‐07.50 Pick up
09.00 20min stop for breakfast
10.30 Arrival at Knossos – Guiding from an official guide
12.00 Departure from Knossos
12.20 Arrival at Heraklion
12.30‐15.30 Free time at Heraklion City If you wish you can visit by yourselves the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
15.30 Departure from Heraklion
17.00 20min stop for coffee
18.00‐18.30 Arrival at your Hotel
Guide on Bus
Entrance fee for Knossos Palace:
EU CITIZENS: 0-24,99 (FREE) / 25-64,99 (€ 15,00 Knossos) / 65+ (€ 8,00 Knossos only)
OTHER NATIONALITIES: 0-5,99 (FREE) / 6-24,99 (€ 8,00 Knossos only) / 25-64,99 (€ 15,00 Knossos) / 65+ (€15,00 Knossos only)
Food & Drinks
Pick up time and location is at ticket.
Ancient Palace from the Minoan Civilisation
Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made 24 hours prior trip. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made.
If a trip is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments.
Important! In case of any changes in the excursion program Destination Platanias will send you a sms. Please make sure your phone is on and charged.