Heraklion - Get awestruck by the Minoan civilization and Cretan culture at Knossos
Every Greek mythology buff is aware of the labyrinth of Crete, created by the famous Daedalus under the order of king Minos. The famous maze was home to the Minotaur, the mythical beast that was half-human half-bull and required the sacrifice of seven Athenian boys and girls every year. According to Greek mythology, for the gifts to stop, Theseus, Aegeus' son, offered to travel to Crete to kill the vicious beast himself. His plans, however, didn't include Minos’daughter, Ariadne, who would fall madly in love with him. Listen to your friendly guide as he describes the rest of this heartbreaking myth, among many others, while strolling the impressive Knossos Palace.
Following the exploration of Knossos Palace, you will visit the Archeological Museum of Heraklion and be amazed by the exhibits and artifacts of the Minoan Civilization while learning about many mythical and historical facts of that era. Rest assured that your expert guide will include the most significant Greek myths that will help you better grasp Cretan history and culture.
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Breakfast Accommodation Tour