Knossos Palace – Heraklion

Knossos palace
Venetian Arsenals in Heraklion Crete
Heraklion center
Archaeological museum Heraklion
Knossos palace
Venetian Arsenals in Heraklion
Heraklion center
Archaeological museum Heraklion
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Excursions to Knossos Palace and Heraklion city is the best way to visit the capital of Crete and learn its history.

We will begin this day visiting the Palace of Knossos, the monumental symbol of Minoan civilization. The palace was built gradually between 1700 and 1400 BC, discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokerinos and excavated by Sir Arthur Evans in early 1900s. You will admire its construction, architectural plan, advanced building techniques and impressive size.

After visiting the palace we will drive to the city center of Heraklion. Here you will have time to walk around the old town, visit the Lions’ Square, Venetian Loggia and the forteress of Koules. You can also do some shopping at the numerous stores of the city or just relax and enjoy a refreshment drink in one of its restaurants and cafeterias.

You will also have an opportunity to visit the newly renovated Archaeological museum, one of the largest and most important museums in Greece and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces.

Price per person

  • Children 5-12 years old – 50%


  • Karteros/Kokkini Hani:  09:55/09:50 – 16:15
  • Gouves: 09:30 – 16:20
  • Analipsi/Anissaras:  09:20/09:10 – 16:30
  • Hersonissos: 09:00 – 16:30
  • Stalis/Malia: 08:45/08:55 – 16:45
NOTE: The pick-up and drop-off time can be changed during the season.
The correct pick-up time will be shown on your ticket.
The drop-off time is approximate and delays can occur.

  • Bus transfer
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to Knossos Palace and museum – €20
  • Whispers – €2

Entrances are free for:

  • Сitizens of other Member – States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.

  • University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID

  • University students and Students of Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of member states of the European Union, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card

  • Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age

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