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Step back in time on a journey to Knossos Palace and Heraklion. Your adventure begins with a visit to the Palace of Knossos, the legendary palace of King Minos and the Minotaur. Wander the labyrinth of ruins dating back to 1700 B.C., learning about local legends and Minoan myths. Explore the three-story-tall frescoed palace complex. View exhibits and reconstructions, allowing you to envision how the palace might have looked in its glory. Learn about the labyrinthine underground passages where the Minotaur, a half-human monster, was fabled to live. Ariadne, King Minos’s daughter, helped Theseus kill the Minotaur. Step inside this legendary Greek myth at Knossos Palace. Immerse yourself in Minoan culture and then visit Heraklion where you’ll have free time to browse the shops and visit local cafés.
Visit the ruins of Knossos and learn about ancient Minoan history.
See the Palace Complex of King Minos and learn about ancient Minoan legends.
Explore Heraklion at your own pace.
What to bringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What to wearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Pregnant women and guests with back/neck problems should not select this tour.
Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
Guests must be able to walk approximately 2 miles over uneven ground and rocky surfaces, and negotiate approximately 35 steps.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Guests may encounter long lines to enter some venues.
Location Heraklion, Greece
Tour Code IK13
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