Duration 🌞 Full Day

Legendary Knossos! | Departure from Chania


Every Tuesday and Wednesday from April till October


Duration 11 hours approximately / Starting time 06:40 am – Ending Time 18:30 pm

Knossos is the site of the most important and better known palace of Minoan civilization. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos. The Palace is also connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and the story of Daedalus and Icarus. The site was continuously inhabited from the Neolithic period (7000- 3000 B.C.) until Roman times. After its partial destruction in 1450 B.C., Knossos was settled by Mycenaeans from the Greek Mainland. The city flourished again during the Hellenistic period in 67 B.C. It was captured by the Roman Quintus Caecilius Metelus Creticus. Knossos was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. Arthur Evans conducted systematic excavations at the site between 1900 and 1931, bringing to light the palace, a large section of the Minoan city, and the cemeteries. The restoration of the palace to its present form was carried out by Arthur Evans. 

Heraklion’s Archaeological Museum
The Heraklion’s Archaeological Museum is regarded as one of Europe”s most important museums. The present building was constructed between 1937 and 1940 to plans by P. Karantinos, on the site of the imposing Venetian Franciscan friary destroyed by an earthquake in 1856. The museum brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island”s history. Pride of place is given to the treasures of Minoan civilisation, the entire historical course of which can thus be appreciated. Justly regarded as the home of Minoan civilization par excellence, the museum houses the most important collection of Minoan antiquities the world over. The main building of the museum was closed for interior renovation from November 2006 to May 2013 with a small temporary exhibition remaining opened.


Indicative Time-Table:

06:40 – 07:50Pick- up
9:0020 minutes stop for breakfast
10:30Arrival at Knossos – Guiding from a professional guide
12:00Departure from Knossos
12:20Arrival at Heraklion
13:30 – 15:30Free time at Heraklion city – if you wish you can visit by yourselves the Archaeological Museum of Crete
15:30Departure from Heraklion
17:0020 minutes stop for coffee
18:00 – 18:30Arrival at Chania
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 Marina, Agioi Apostoloi, Chania City, Gerani, Halepa, Kalamaki, Kolymbari, Maleme, Platanias, Stalos, Tavronitis 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

✅ Official guide

✅ Whispers

Not Included:

OPTIONAL & UPON REQUEST Pick-up and drop-off service from/to Kalyves area +10€ per person with a minimun number of 4 people – Paid upon booking

Knossos palace entrance fees***

❌ 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€


Children up to 2 years old free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap

Children 3 – 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