Private 'Skip the Line' Tour to Knossos Palace and Heraklion Museum from Chania

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Private 'Skip the Line' Tour to Knossos Palace and Heraklion Museum from Chania

from 85.00

If you have to see one archaeological site in Crete, this has to be Knossos Palace, one of the most unique remains of ancient Greece which has survived to date.

Visiting Places: Minoan Palace of Knossos, Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and the city.
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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WHY WE LOVE IT

If you have to see one archaeological site during your holiday in Crete, then this Knossos Palace! Skip the lines and join a unique experience in one of the most important Greek landmarks on a guided tour from Chania to Heraklion. 

Activity Description

This is a ‘’must do’’ tour in Crete for history lovers. You will visit the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion to discover Europe’s earliest city and civilization.

Your tour will begin with a 2-hour road trip to Heraklion towards the Palace of Knossos for a private guided tour with an enthusiastic professional guide. You will explore and admire this true archaeological masterpiece and learn all about the legends and history of the Minoan civilization.

After this inspiring tour you will head to the Archaeological museum, one of Europe’s most important museums that brings together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island’s history. Your professional guide will talk you through the most important collection of Minoan antiquities. You will then have time to explore Heraklion’s city center with your local guide and enjoy lunch in Crete’s seaside capital before heading back to Chania in the afternoon.After a day of history and awe you will return back to your hotel late in the afternoon. 

Special Features

  • Guided tour to Knossos Palace and Herakleion Archaeological Museum with a professional guide

  • Guided city tour of Heraklion with a local expert guide

  • Transfers to/from Chania

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Daily upon arrangement and upon prior notice at least 2 days in advance.

Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

Meeting Point: Chania

Group Size: This is a private tour. Pricing provided for groups of up to 8 persons. The group size is flexible. For larger groups ask for a quote here.  

Pace: This tour is not recommended for those with major walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.

Spoken Language: English,  Greek, Spanish

Included: private sightseeing tour with a local insider guide – transfers with an AC car/van (mini bus for larger groups) – private guided visit with a professional guide (visiting the Palace and the Museum)

Excluded: Tickets for Knossos and the Archaeological Museum (€16), any personal expenses, souvenirs or shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide and driver (optional).

Young Travelers: Suitable for children.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations min. 48 hours before the tour: full refund. Cancellations less than 48 hours before the tour: 50% refund. No show: No refund.

Additional Info

  • Tour requires at least 2 days notice for higher chances of availability

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)

  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity

  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion.


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