Duration

5 hrs

Destination

Heraklion port - Knossos

About The Tour

This excursion takes you straight to the heart of the Minoan Crete. The palace of Knossos was the prosperous Minoan Capital and the residence of the legendary King Minos. Feel the vibrations of past times in a vivid city!

Recommended for groups of minimum 10 people and Travel Agencies.

Last minute reservations: We do accept reservations up to 24hrs prior the tour.

Overview

Your tour starts right away with your disembarkation to the Port of Heraklion where you meet your guide and you get on an A/C coach. First visit will be to the famous center of Minoan civilization, the Palace of Knossos which is dated back to 3,500 years. There you will be impressed by the colorful frescos, the pillars, the thrones and the innovative drainage system. You will be guided also in the king’s rooms, the ancient theater and finally in the labyrinth of Minotaur. Then you continue your excursion for the capital of Crete, Heraklion. In this beautiful town you will visit some of the most interesting sights such as the Morozini Fountain in Lion Square, the Venetian Loggia which is the town hall and the historical Church Agios Titus dated from 961 A.D. Afterwards, you can enjoy some free time in the modern city of Heraklion doing shopping or taking a drink.

Take all these beautiful images with you from the island of Crete to continue your cruise.

Highlights

  • Knossos
  • Palace of Knossos
  • King Minos
  • Labyrinth
  • Greek Mythology
  • Minotaur
  • Daedalus & Icarus
  • Capital of Crete
  • Heraklion
  • Saint Mark’sBasilica
  • Morozini Fountain
  • Lion Square
  • Venetian Loggia
  • Agios Titus Cathedral

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • Appropriate clothing should be worn in places like monasteries and churches (no shorts, no hats; shoulders should be covered).
  • 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!

Terms & Conditions

Amendments
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.

Insurance
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.

Cancellations

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

Notes

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.

Price Includes

  • Transfer by deluxe A/C vehicle from Heraklion port and return
  • Service of professional licensed guide or escort
  • All the taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Entrance fees into the Archaeological Site of Knossos Full: €15, Reduced: €8
  • Gratuities
  • The price does not include what is not listed as included.

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