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Follow in the footsteps of King Minos as you explore the ruins of Knossos Palace, one of the most grandiose structures of the ancient world. Partly restored by British Archeologist, Arthur Evans, the monumental complex paints an incredible picture of the Bronze Age. Trek through the excavations as your guide provides fascinating stories about its construction and mythology. Marvel at the sheer size of the structure, once boasting some 1,300 rooms and rising five stories. Hear the legend of the Minotaur's Maze and how once inside the palace visitors were never to find their way out. Hopefully you will as your next stop is the town of Heraklion for a tour of its Archeological Museum. Wind through halls filled with terracotta, alabaster art, and jewels from the Minoan age. Wrap up your historic day at a Cretan tavern, where you might here a few more tales from the welcoming locals.
This tour is provided by an operator that has been third-party certified to meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council's Criteria for Tour Operators.
Follow an expert local guide on an archeological trek through the ruins of Knossos Palace.
Marvel at this monument, uniquely restored to provide a telling look into the past.
Tour the Archeological Museum in Heraklion and sit down to a selection of snacks in a local tavern.
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KeyCard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over uneven and gravel surfaces with inclines and 25-35 steps.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
Travel to and from the ruins is approximately 2.5 hours each way.
Location Chania, Crete, Greece
Chania, Crete, Greece
Tour Code E94L
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