Heraklion port - Knossos
About The Tour
Dive into the history and mythology of Crete to discover the first civilization in Europe. You will explore the oldest city in Europe and visit the Palace of Knossos along with the unique exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.
Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24hrs prior the tour.
After your disembarkation to the Port of Heraklion you will be driven to the old city of Knossos .The Palace of Knossos where King Minos was living, was built around 2000-1900 BC. It was discovered by Minos Kalokairinos and excavated by Sir Arthur Evans in 1900s.
Discover this famous palace for its construction and advanced technology since the Minoans used luxury materials, architectural plans and constructed the first drainage and water supply systems. Remarkable are the colorful columns and frescoes which decorate the walls of the palace depicting scenes of the everyday life and various ceremonies of a rather sophisticated society.
The palace of Knossos is known also for the Labyrinth which is 22000 square meters. Walk inside and explore the Greek Mythology and its well-known stories of the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus.
Complete your knowledge about this pre-historic civilization with a visit to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of the 10 most important museums in the world which hosts the largest Minoan collection.
- Palace of Knossos
- King Minos
- Greek Mythology
- Daedalus & Icarus
- Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
- Minoan collection
- Bring sun protection (sun cream, hat, sunglasses); temperatures can reach over 86°F (30°C) during summer.
- Low heeled comfortable shoes are recommended due to some uneven and slippery paths.
- Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24 hrs prior the tour. Full payment for the trip is required upon the confirmation of the reservations. All the last minute reservations are non-refundable.
- Lower rates for larger groups (20+pax) available upon request!
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
At GeoTravel our highest priorities are compliance, environmental protection, health, safety and well-being of our staff and clients.
Our staff and partners are informed and trained in accordance with the guidelines set by Greece’s public health organization (EODY) to meticulously maintain the last hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures.
Our staff always uses personal protective equipment (face masks, shields and optional gloves) and the temperature is monitored daily to ensure a safe travel experience for our clients.
All our vehicles are regularly sanitized and all seats, armrest, sidewalls, overhead bins are intensively cleaned and disinfected between use.
In addition, hand sanitizers are available to travelers and staff before entering the office or the vehicle.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a whisper audio system (for an extra charge) is recommended to be used by all the travelers and the staff in order to keep social distance guidelines.
Terms & Conditions
Geo Travel reserves the right to accomplish any amendments on regular shore excursions’, one day tours’ programs & timings and also abort a specific program/timing during the season. For any previous booked tour/timings which have been cancelled, a new tour program or timing will be suggested as a replacement. If the replacement does not satisfy you, you will be granted with a full refund.
Any scheduled tour or visit, in case of delay due to bad weather, damage of the vehicle used for transportation or any other reason is postponed to the next few days, and if this is not possible it is permanently canceled and no claim is made against the office for compensation as the reason of the cancellation is “force majeure”.
It is emphasized that the travel agency is not able to anticipate or control circumstances that are foreign to its sphere of influence and may lead to the cancellation of the trip or damages due to non-performance or faulty performance of the agreed travel services.
Typical examples of such cases are: strikes, accidents, diseases, epidemics-pandemics, organic disturbances due to local conditions, altitude, climate, due to meals not included in the itinerary or due to insufficient hygiene conditions due to external factors, external factors, injuries, wars or terrorist acts, airstrikes, earthquakes, weather conditions, fires, epidemics, toxic infections and any other emergency or «force majeure». In the above cases, the travel agency is not responsible for repairing any damage caused by them.
Our clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of our office as well as from the bus transfer insurance which is obligatory in Greece. Our buses are fully insured. Concerning the rest of the tour, if the clients wish to be covered by commercial general liability, it is upon request and a matter upon negotiation with our clients with an extra cost.
In case of cancellation due to withdrawal the following cancellation policy is acceptable:
7 days prior service: pay 50% on the total
3 days prior service: pay 75% on the total
24 hrs and less prior service: pay 100% total
1/ In all above cases, bank expenses that occur for the refund will be deducted from the payment.
2/ For large groups (15 people or more), some expenses, due to their nature, (example: restaurants, prepaid entrance fees) might not be refundable, if the cancellation comes within 4 days before service, whatever the cancellation reason is.
3/ by reserving one of our services you agree with the above terms.