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Heraklion – Knossos (ex Rethymnon)

Heraklion – Knossos (ex Rethymnon)



The excursion operates every Wednesday & Saturday, with pick-ups: East of Rethymnon (starting Bali) & West (starting Georgioupolis). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, Tour Escort. Available Tour Languages are: English, German.


Tour info

1 Day
Tour Type:
Culture Tour
Group size:
~50 pax

Accompanied service

Guides Transport Insurance


Approx. 4h - Immerse Yourself in the Enchanting Atmosphere of Heraklion City: Enjoy Free Time to Visit the Archaeological Museum and Explore the Charming City Center at Your Own Pace.

Approx. 1.5h - Step Back in Time at the Legendary Knossos Archaeological Site: Delight in Free Time to Explore the Fascinating Ruins or Relax and Savor a Meal or Refreshing Beverages at Local Restaurants and Cafés. Please note that the cost of food and drinks is not included in the excursion price.

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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.

Pick-up's from:
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]

Operating Days:
Every Wednesday & Saturday

English, German: All days

Tour includes:
Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Escort.

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot (optional): 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) you can book your tickets online from the official website of the sites ( , Food (optional)
Extras payable on our website: -

Tour highlights:
Knossos Archaeological Site, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Explore Heraklion city.

Southwest Crete

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)

Age Definition:
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, in the table below

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:

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
Rethymno Sunset Rithymna 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
Bio Porto Rethymno 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

LET US HELP! Please don't hesitate to contact us, in order to help you out choose the best pick-up that suits you best!

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. 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.


Archaeological Site Of Knossos, Knossos Archaeological Site, Knossos Palace, Knossos Crete

Why Knossos Palace? Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Knossos Palace, where myth and history intertwine, and echoes of an ancient civilization whisper through the ages. Explore enigmatic ruins, meticulously restored chambers, and vivid artwork that transport you back to the height of Minoan power. As you wander the sprawling complex, picture the grand Central Court, the setting for ceremonies and spectacles. Imagine the labyrinthine corridors where the legend of the fearsome Minotaur was born.

Decipher the secrets held within vibrant frescoes that depict graceful bull-leapers, priestesses engaged in rituals, and scenes of everyday Minoan life. With each step, you journey deeper into the heart of a society renowned for its artistic brilliance, advanced technology, and mysterious decline.

Knossos isn't just a collection of archaeological wonders – it's a portal to the extraordinary past of Crete, an island steeped in both myth and history. This legendary palace invites you to become an explorer, piecing together the fragments of the Minoan world. Are you ready to embark on this unforgettable Cretan journey and unravel the mysteries of Knossos? Discover more by clicking on the link:


Archaeological Museum Of Heraklion, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Heraklion museum

Unlock the Secrets of Crete's Ancient Past: Explore the Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Step into the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, a treasure trove of Minoan artifacts and a testament to Crete's rich history. Immerse yourself in a world of captivating relics, intricate artistry, and the echoes of a civilization that shaped the foundations of Europe. Wander through meticulously organized galleries, where each artifact unfolds a piece of the Minoan story.

Marvel at the iconic "Snake Goddess," a figurine radiating power and mystery. Decipher the enigmatic symbols etched into the Phaistos Disk, a relic that continues to puzzle scholars. Witness the exquisite craftsmanship of Minoan artisans in vibrant frescoes, delicate jewelry, and intricately carved vessels.

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum isn't just a collection of artifacts – it's a gateway to Crete's extraordinary past. From the flourishing palaces of the Bronze Age to the influences of later eras, this museum invites you on a captivating journey through time. Are you ready to unlock the secrets held within its walls and discover the Minoan civilization's enduring legacies? Explore the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion for more details about the museum click the following link:


For further information or bookings please call at telephone No. (+30) 2810341560


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