Heraklion city – Knossos Archaeological Site (Ex Rethymnon)
(Disclaimer: Not all the parts shown on this video are scheduled to be visited on this excursion)
Heraklion is the capital of Crete and one of the most fascinating and vibrant cities in the Mediterranean with many historical monuments to visit and places to discover. Knossos is one of them, the mythical labyrinth and ancient capital of Minoan Crete, with a history ageing more than 5000 years ago. Take this tour and combine a visit to the vibrant city center and to the Palace of the Minoan Civilization.
Bali, Panormo, Skaleta, Stavromenos, Sfakaki, Pigianos Kampos, Adelianos Kampos, Platanias (Rethymnon), Missiria, Perivolia (Rethymnon), Rethymnon, Gerani, Georgioupolis. [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]
Every Wednesday & Saturday
English, German: All days
Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Escort.
Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: Entrance to Knossos Site: 15€, Entrance to Archaeological Museum: 12€, combined ticket for both Knossos Plc & Heraklion Archaeological Museum: 20€ (Children E.C. citizens under 18 years old Free entrance), Food (optional)
Extras payable on our website: –
Knossos Archaeological Site, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Explore Heraklion city.
9 hours approximately – 170 km.
On this excursion, you have the opportunity to visit the excavation sites of the Palace of Knossos, built in 2000 BC. Knossos was the prosperous Minoan Capital and the residence of King Minos. Some believe, that the intricate Palace with its many rooms was the mythical Labyrinth. By discovering the site not too long ago, archaeologists found the first of all advanced civilizations in Europe. The tour is followed by a visit to the Museum of Heraklion, where you can see the largest collection of Minoan findings from Crete.
• Guided tour whilst on the bus (not at the site and museum)
• Enough free time in Heraklion for shopping, having lunch and visiting an archaeological museum (not included in the price)
Adults: Over 10 years old (Full fare)
Children: 3-10 years old (50% discount)
Infants: 0-2 years old (Free of charge)
Booking Guiding Lines:
► Your Tour Language: Please check in the description which tour languages are available per day, and make sure your desired language is available on your chosen date
► Your Pick-up Point: Please check the list with all available pick-up points (and hours) from your area, on the table below
► IMPORTANT COVID-19 NEW UPDATE:
• Masks: All passengers are required to wear masks at all times when in boats and busses or in indoor areas.
This excursion includes in its price: Your transfer r/t from your hotel, and guide. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 10 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 3 and 10 years old (50% discount + extra’s if chosen) and the Infant Fare to any child under 3 years old (Free of Charge // No seat reserved).
Just to help you see which pick-up suits you best, here’s a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-ups:
|AREA||HOTEL||PICK UP POINT||PICK UP TIME|
|BALI||Athina Aparthotel, Bali beach, Gregory Studios, Ormos Atalia htl, Sofia Mythos, Troulis||Bali church||09:00|
|Lisa Marie, Xidas Garden||Lisa Marie||09:00|
|Bali Star, Sunset||Bali Star||09:00|
|Bali Paradise||Bali Paradise||09:00|
|Atali, Manos Palace, Nostos, Gorgona, Petrino Horio, Talea, Nirrides||Atali S/M||09:00|
|Bali mare, Filion||Bali mare||09:00|
|PANORMO||Captain House, Iliana, Kasteli, Kirki, Panormo Beach, Marilena||Panormo school b/s (bus stop in Panormo-school bus stop)||08:50|
|Club Marine Plc||Club Marine Plc (main road-tennis court)||08:50|
|Creta Marine, Creta Mare, Creta Panorama||Creta Marine National Road||08:50|
|Royal blue||Royal Blue (in front of hotel)||08:50|
|Europa, Stella beach||in front of hotels||08:50|
|SKALETA||Rethymno Mare/Royal, Scaleta, Beggeti Bay||Scaleta b/s||08:45|
|Babis, Gortyna, Creta Star/ Royal, Oassis||Creta star b/s||08:40|
|STAVROMENOS||Alkionis, Blue Dreams, Thalassi, Petrino||Stavromenos b/s||08:40|
|Blue Dream||Blue Dream (national road)||08:40|
|SFAKAKI||Rimondi Grand||Kava Hatzikonstantinoo (Liquor Shop)||08:40|
|Danaos, Dedalos, Rathamanthys, Krini, Golden Sand, Ekavi, Aggelia Beach, Sunrise, Rose Bay||Taverna Dimitris||08:40|
|PIGIANOS KAMPOS||Alkion, Amnissos, El Greco, White Palace (EX El Greco) Imperial, Dias Htl, Maravel, Silmar Emmerald||in front of hotels||08:35|
||Rethymno Palace, Joan Beach, Sea Front, Maravel Land, Rethymno Residence, Adele Mare (Caramel)||in front of hotels||08:35|
|Rithymna, Orion, Eva Bay, Adele Beach, Galeana Mare, Palladion, Golden Beach, Kathrin Beach||in front of hotels||08:35|
|PLATANES or PLATANIAS (Rethymnon)||Edem Beach, Akti Hara, Galeana, Leoniki, Marinos, Axos, Rethymno Village, Nefeli||in front of hotels (main road)||08:30|
|Creta Sun, Castello Bianco||Ceramics shop||08:30|
|Trefon, Bella Casita, Motakis Village, Bueno||S/M Pavlakis (Platanias)||08:30|
|Minos Mare/ Royal, Creta Residence, La Stella, Apollo||G/S B.P. Platanias||08:30|
|MISSIRIA||May Htl, Mantenia Htl, Creta Palace||in front of hotels (main road)||08:25|
|Camping Elisabeth, Missiria Apts.||Missiria School||08:20|
|Odissia, Aristea||S/M Pavlakis (Missiria)||08:20|
|PERIVOLIA||Anna Apts, Dimitrios Village, Ilian Beach||Dimitrios Beach||08:20|
|Esperia, Iperion, Pearl Beach/Aegean Pearl, Annita, Iakinthos, Plaza Spa Apts||Pearl Bch (East direction pickup is Olympic Suites/Irini Bar)||08:20|
|Ikones, Golden Coast, Atlantis, Olympic Suites, Marylin,||in front of hotels (main road)||08:20|
|Summer Dream||La Mare||08:15|
|Daisy Apts, Meliti, Olympia, Zannis||Manolis Place||08:15|
|Ammos Studios, Blues Sea, Blue Sky, Zantina, Ilios Hotel, Ostria||in front of hotels (main road)||08:15|
|RETHYMNO CITY||Minos, Ibiscos, Mel’mar||Minos||08:10|
|Theartemis, Atrium, Pegasos-Battis, Steris, Poseidon, Porto Rethymno, Kriti, Medusa, Leonidas||in front of hotels||08:10|
|Bella Mare, Lefkoniko Beach, Lefkoniko Sands Htl, Kleoniki Mare, Aloe Apts.||Europe Center (Auto Way)||08:10|
|Kyma, Achillion-Civitas-Jasson, Sea Front Apts-Cosmos-Eleonora-Constantin, Astali||Marine entrance||08:10|
|Olympic Palladium, Liberty||Town Hall||08:05|
|Forest Park||Either Marine entrance or Town Hall||08:05|
|Jo An Palace, Brascos, Youth Hostel, Casa Moatso, Barbara Studios, Peppi’s Studio||Church Of Four Martyrs||08:05|
|Palantino di Corina, Casa di Delfini, Antica Dimora Suites, Faros, Fortezza, Palazzo di Corina, Venneto, Palazio Rimondi, Ideon, Casa Vitae-Narcisos||Ideon||08:05|
|Macaris, Petradi, Archipelagos, Philoxenia||in front of hotels (main road)||08:00|
|RETHYMNON /ATSIPOPOULO||Pantheon, Atsipopoulo S/M Lidl||Atsipopoulos b/s (S/M Lidl)||07:55|
|GERANI||Kamari Garden||Kamari/Gerani Bridge||07:50|
(classified under Georgioupolis)
|Hydramis, Ermioni, Poledas Apts. Pepper||Ermioni b/s||07:35|
|Alexandros, Marie Bch||Marie Beach b/s||07:35|
|Kavros Bch , Kavros Garden, Geia sou Kriti, Happy Days||B.P. Romanias||07:35|
|Asimenia, Delfina, Elyros, Kournas Village, Mythos Plc, Orfeas Resort, Sandy Beach, Silver Beach, Vantaris plc /bch, Vardis Olive Garden, Villa Yannis, Apollo||Vantaris Beach||07:35|
||Georgioupolis Resort & Aqua Park / Residence (ex.Krespen)||Georgioupolis Resort||07:30|
|Anemos Resort||Anemos Resort||07:30|
|Pilot, Mare Monde||Pilot b/s||07:30|
|Anna’s House, Corrissia Princess, Eko Htl, Fereniki, Georgioupolis Beach, River House, Zorbas, Mythologia||Georgioupolis Coffee Shop Grigoris||07:30|
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1. Customers who for any reason fail to participate in our excursions are obliged to inform us at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, no refund will be given. Cancelling at least 24 hours prior to departure, 100% full refund!
2. VisitCrete.com reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour, due to adverse weather conditions or, insufficient passenger number or, force majeure.
► We do return money in case of bad weather (when the excursion is cancelled by the organizer tour operator).
► IMPORTANT: You need to be at least 10 minutes prior to your pick-up time at your pick-up point.
► COVID-19: All passengers are required to wear masks at all times when in boats and busses or in indoor areas.
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