Chania - Tour to Knossos with Archaeological Museum
Knossos, the largest and most famous of the Minoan palaces, was the residence of the mythical King Minos and the monster Minotaur.
It has a multi-acre complex of royal apartments, elaborate staircases, storage, craft areas, the first European theater, and a throne room with the original Bronze Age throne. Replicas of many frescoes grace the palace.
Discover the cradle of the Minoan civilization; this evocative Bronze Age site is believed to be Europe's oldest city. Learn about its history and mythology, including the story about the labyrinth, the mythical Minotaur, and the trick Theseus pulled to kill the beast with the help of Ariadne; however, he could not avoid a tragedy, the one that gave the name to the Aegean sea.
A walking tour of Heraklion, Crete's largest city, is a must on this tour. Crete's largest city abounds with buildings, monuments, and churches that bear witness to its centuries-old history: the Morosini Fountain, the Venetian Loggia, St. Titus Church, etc.
After you take in the breathtaking views over the Old Port, you can discover the city's historical center, the most remarkable attractions of Heraklion, or visit some of the most important museums. After free time for lunch, you will see the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of the greatest museums in the world. It hosts unique Minoan art. Heraklion has the liveliest shopping, dining, and nightlife venues; and the freshest and most creative Cretan cuisine! Everything is within your reach!