Crete doesn’t only exhibit beauty but a long and rich history as well as an equally remarkable culture too. The ancient Minoan civilization acts as a great example.
The palace of Knossos being the center of their civilization. Minoans constituted the main force of the island’s population during the Bronze Age.
Their civilization as well as the palace was destroyed at the explosion of the Santorini Volcano.
The excavation conducted by Arthur Evans 1900-1913 and 1922-1930 brought to the light the grand palace of Knossos, along with other great findings of immense importance concerning the culture and the life of the Minoans, which are as of yet kept at the archaeological museum of Heraklion.
We strongly recommend that you visit the palace of Knossos and the archaeological museum of Heraklion.
Our agency offers an organized trip with an official guide for a complete visit to the palace and the museum.
Our trip starts in Chania.
After we pick you up with our bus from your hotel or a location in its vicinity, we head to
Heraklion, which we reach about three hours later.
On the way to Heraklion we make a stop near Rethymnon for a few minutes.
Our first stop is the palace of Knossos, through whose premises you will be guided by our guide. The tour lasts one hour.
Subsequently we head to the center of Heraklion, where you have plenty of time to eat and shop.
While there, you also have the chance to visit the archaeological museum of Heraklion with our guide and to admire up close murals and objects from the palace you have just visited. After a more or less three-hour stay in Heraklion we head back to Chania. Before we reach our destination, however, we make a one-hour stop at Rethymnon city.
Right after that we return to Chania and to your hotels.
We hope that this trip has enriched you with new knowledge and beautiful impressions!
Things you need to take with you:
– Comfortable clothes & shoes for a bus trip, and walking in town & the Archaeological site of Knossos.
Approximately 11 hours.
Chania – Heraklion: 160 km.