- 6 hours
- Knossos Palace
- Heraklion Archaeological Museum
- Heraklion city center (St. Minas Cathedral, St. Titus Church, Lion Square)
- Open-air market in Heraklion
- Private expert guide
- Private vehicle and driver
At the end of our full-day Knossos and Heraklion itinerary, we will have stitched together an Ancient Minoan, and Greek historical narrative. After having ventured together across a number of sites relevant to the archaeological identity of Crete, our full-day tour will leave us with a deeper sense of the importance of this small Greek island.
NOTE: This tour includes a car service that will pick you up at your accommodation. We are able to accommodate tours starting from Heraklion, Chania or Elounda. Please tell us your hotel or apartment address in the 'Additional Details' box while adding the tour to your shopping cart and select the correct car service at check out.
If we are staying in Heraklion are we able to start this tour earlier?
Yes, from Heraklion we can start the tour at 9 am if you'd like to begin earlier. If you'd like to do the 9 am start time you can write it in your order details and we'll make that change noting you are staying in Heraklion.
Dimitra is an archaeologist with a Master's degree focused on Minoan civilization. She is originally from Athens and moved to Crete to study it's wealth of history. She has been working both as a licensed guide and archaeologist for more than 15 years. She has excavated in sites all over Greece such as Akrotiri in Santorini, the Temple of Apollo in the Cyclades, Minoan settlements & tombs around Knossos & Phaistos, a Hellenistic town and a Roman cemetery in Crete, a Neolithic setllement in Northern Greece and Geometric & Roman finds in Athens. She represented the University of Athens in a post graduate seminar in the International Olympic Academy at Olympia where she gave a lecture on the Ancient Olympic Games to students from all over the world. As a tourist guide she has been giving tours to students from schools, colleges and universities from USA, Great Britain & Australia as well as individual travelers, families & VIPs including ambassadors & the Vice-president of China. She has appeared as a specialised Minoan archaeologist in two documentaries about the Minoan civilization on Travel Channel and History Channel.
Tatiana is an archaeologist with a PhD focused on underwater archaeology. She moved from her native Athens to the island of Crete in order to pursue her studies and has never left! She works both as a licensed cultural guide and as a working archaeologist. She has excavated in numerous locations across the island.
Antonia was born and raised on the island of Crete. As an undergraduate student, she majored in Archaeology at the National University of Athens. She received her Master’s Degree in Archaeology from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, and is currently is working on her PhD at the National University of Athens. Her PhD specializes in the Minoan civilization. Antonia has participated in a great number of archaeological excavations in Crete, as well as on continental Greece. For the past few years Antonia has worked as a licensed tourist guide, leading guided tours on Crete, with a variety of topics and focuses, like history, archaeology, local traditions, and wine tastings. She is always willing to share her passion and expertise about her native island with her guests!
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