Duration 🌞 Half Day

Knossos Palace and Heraklion City Tour! Half-Day Tour | Departure from Heraklion region


Every Saturday from March till October


From Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Sissi, Stalis every Saturday


Duration 7 hours approximately / Stay in Knossos 2 hours approx. / Stay in Minoan Farm 20 minutes approx. / Stay in Heraklion city 2 ½  hours approx.

The most famous landmark of Crete, Knossos, is the absolute “must” for everybody who decides to spend his or her vacation on our beautiful island. On one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece, we find the center of one of the most powerful civilizations of the ancient world and through the excavations, the legends and the history of the place we learn about its settlers: the Minoan people, the rulers of the Mediterranean.

With its small palace, the room of murals, the royal tombs and the royal mansion, Knossos is probably the most significant token of a civilization that left such marks in history that can never be erased. The intricate structure of the palace corridors gave it the name Labyrinth, where, according to the myth, the legendary Minotaur used to live. The marvelous architectural plan, the use of rare and luxurious materials, the advanced techniques of construction and drainage system and the massive size of the palace of Knossos make it, even today, the most amazing sight on Crete.

After our visit to Knossos Palace, we are going towards Patsides to visit the Minoan Farm, a place where you have the opportunity to try their products and wander their estate fully planted with Cretan herbs.

We return to the city for a stroll in the center of Heraklion, accompanied by our English-speaking guide. Then, you will enjoy free time in the capital of Crete for shopping in its modern stores, enjoying our coffee or lunch in one of its many restaurants, visiting the Archaeological Museum or just exploring its superb medieval buildings.


Indicative Time-table:

10:00Arrival in Knossos Palace
12:00Departure from Knossos Palace
12:10Arrivalin Patsides – Minoan Farm
13:00Arrival in Heraklion
15:30 Departure from Heraklion

The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the unexpected overcrowding.



Pick-up & Drop-off service (mainly from hotels at Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Fodele, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Sisi, Stalis is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point)

Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus

Proffesional Guide


Not Included:

Knossos entrance fee***

❌ Whispers (2€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash

Personal Expenses

*** Knossos Palace Entrance Fees:

EU citizens 0 – 5 years old free / Non EU citizens 0 – 5 years old free

EU citizens 6 – 24 years old free / Non EU citizens 6 – 24 years old 8€

EU citizens 25 – 64 years old 15€ / Non EU citizens 25 – 64 years old 15€

EU citizens over 65 years old 8€ / Non EU citizens over 65 years old 15€

Μust show ID / Passports to the ticketing office of Knossos



Children up to 3 years old free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap

Children 4 – 12 years old 50% discount


Cancellation policy:

For cancellation up to 2 days prior to arrival no cancellation fees

For cancellations 1 day prior to arrival 100% cancellation fees

Non-show 100% cancellation fees



  1. For bookings 2 days before departure please contact us in order to check availability!
  2. Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
  3. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
  4. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.


Upon booking you will receive from us in a separate mail your activity’s voucher with specific pick-up details (please check your spam folder as well)


For clarifications please send us a mail at online@travelid.gr or contact us at +30 2810 335 227

We are at your disposal from Monday to Friday 09:00 am till 20:00 pm and Saturday 09:00 till 15:00 pm