Duration 3 hours / Starting time 08:30 am – Ending time 11:30 am
A unique half day visit to Knossos Palace, in Crete, which was built from 1700 to 1400 BC. Advanced architectural techniques were used in its construction, and sections of the palace stood up to 5 stories high. Settlements in Knossos date as far back as the Neolithic period. Neolithic remains from around 7000 BC are found throughout Crete.
Explore the ruins of the ancient Minoan civilization. Knossos Palace featured 1,300 rooms connected by corridors, and a theater and extensive storerooms, which held large clay containers of oil, grains, dried fish, beans and olives – often with gold hidden beneath. The site was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. The excavations in Knossos began in 1900 A.D. by the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and his team and they continued for 35 years.
||Meeting point in front of Astoria Capsis Hotel
||Arrival at Knossos Palace
||Return to the meeting point
The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the unexpected overcrowding.
✅ Professional guide
✅ All tranportation by fully air conditioned coach
❌ OPTIONAL & UPON REQUEST Pick-up & Drop-off service from/to your hotel
❌ Entrance fee (Adults 15€ / children 8€) – Paid on the spot in cash
❌ OPTIONAL Gratuities (at guests’ discretion)
- 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.
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We are at your disposal from Monday to Friday 09:00 am till 20:00 pm and Saturday 09:00 till 15:00 pm