Private Knossos Palace & Heraklion Tour

A private tour of the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the nearby city of Heraklion
Half Day (4.5 hours)
The palace of Knossos
per person (in a four-person group) 242

A tour that explores the Palace of Knossos and the nearby city of Heraklion. The palace is one of the major must-see archaeological sites in Greece, presenting visitors with a rare glimpse into Minoan civilization. Accompanied by a first class guide who will offer in-depth approach and personal attention, you will explore the ruins and excavations of the vast ancient palace, and learn about the Greek mythological tales that are linked to it. After exploring the labyrinth of corridors and rooms on the Knossos tour, you will travel into central Heraklion for a walk around its historical center and main sites and a visit to the recently renovated Archaeological Museum. The most magnificent collection of Minoan art and culture in the world is housed in this museum, that is one of the most visited ones Greece, with an exhibition of artifacts covering a period of 5.000 years.

Operated daily. On Sundays supplement is applied.

Guest Price
1 person 886 € per person
2 persons 443 € per person
3 persons 250 € per person
4 persons 242 € per person
5 persons 208 € per person
6 persons 174 € per person
7 persons 158 € per person
8 persons 139 € per person

After your personal driver picks up your party from your hotel, you will drive to the Palace of Knossos, the cradle of the Minoan civilization and one of the most important sites in all of Greece. The area has served as a cultural and economic hub for the people of Crete since the Neolithic era and your personal guide will shed light on the mythology that surrounds the Palace during the 2 hour tour of the site, that will commence upon your arrival. You will have ample opportunity to explore every inch of the structure and of course see the iconic Throne Room which is believed to have at one point served as the private quarters of King Minoas himself!

Once the guided tour of the Palace concludes, your drive will transport you back to Heraklion, where you will stroll down the city's historic center. Irrevocably tied to its marine past, Heraklion features many interesting sites, with the Venetian harbor being particularly impressive. Staying in the city and onto the recently renovated Archaeological Museum, featuring the most extensive collection of Minoan artefacts in the world! Jewelry, sculptures, frescoes and even sarcophagi can be found among the exhibits, with the iconic Phaistos Disc, whose symbols still remain a mystery to archaeologists to this day.

Once you leave the museum, your driver will transport you back to your hotel in style!

  • Pick up & drop off from your hotel
  • English speaking guide
  • Private transportation with luxury van or minibus
  • Entrance tickets to the archeological sites
  • VAT for all services

Not Included:

  • Lunch (a set menu one can be added at €25 per person)
  • Customary tips to your driver and guide
  • This tour is designed with a pickup from Heraklion in mind. For a pickup from a different location, price and duration may vary.
  • Because of the extensive walking, comfortable shoes and a hat are recommended.
  • Lunch with a set menu can be added to this tour at a cost of €25 per person
  • A supplement of €100 applies for tours conducted on a Sunday