KNOSSOS PALACE AND THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
This insightful tour invites you to uncover the mysteries of ancient Knossos and the long-forgotten Minoan civilisation. The highlight is Knossos Palace, a curious setting which is believed to have inspired the legend of the Minotaur, the notorious tale of the hero Theseus slaying a half-man half-beast that fed off humans in the labyrinth underneath the palace. Crowned upon a hilltop looking out across the shimmering Aegean, Knossos is the oldest known city in western Europe and invites you to marvel at the art and architecture it gave to the ancient world, admire the spectacular views and explore the local craft shops. The grounds of Knossos Palace provides little shade, so bring sunscreen, glasses, a hat and plenty of water, and wear comfortable shoes.
Getting To Know Knossos
Delving deeper into the history of Knossos, your guide will escort you around the archaeological museum of Heraklion. Here you will discover imperious artefacts from the Minoan culture, a rich collection of art and architecture before heading into the city to witness important Venetian landmarks including the Koules fortress, Morosini Fountain and the Basilica of St Mark.
A thoroughly engaging and picturesque tour for guests that enjoy the mystery of history.