The ancient Minoan Palace of Knossos with its 1400 rooms dates back about 4000 years.
The palace was discovered by the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and has been lovingly restored. Knossos was the home of the legendary King Minos and was believed to incorporate the Labyrinth where the gruesome beast, the Minotaur, was slain. Visit the queen’s throne room, where the throne was found intact and still stands resplendent as it was for thousands of years.
After our guided tour around Knossos, we drive into Heraklion for a visit to the archaeological museum and its famous collection of Minoan artifacts and artwork. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important in Europe. The Heraklion Museum is rightly considered as the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide.
While in Heraklion there will be time to visit the market, to shop with the locals and have lunch and a visit to the Venetian port of Heraklion
Estimated time 6 hours
Notes: The price includes only the vehicle by the driver.