Insider's Guide to Heraklion

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The best place to capture the mystery and magic of Crete’s ancient Minoan civilization is the ruins of Knossos, just outside Heraklion. The secrets of this enigmatic civilization were only unraveled in the 20th century, by the man who would go on to ... 

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Tours & Tickets

Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 18 Reviews

Explore the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the nearby city of Heraklion on a 5-hour Crete tour! With an expert local guide, walk around the ruins and excavations ...  Read more

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 5.5 - 6 hours

From USD $59.37

Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

From the pretty village of Elounda, reached by traveling the northern coastal route, take a boat to the island of Spinalonga. This former leper colony ...  Read more

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.41

Santorini Island Day Trip

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Get to know Santorini on a full-day independent trip from Crete, and see as much of the island as you wish! Either soak up the sun with a book on the beach, or ...  Read more

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.66

Palace of Knossos Guided Tour with Transport

The Minoan people were one of the first civilizations in Europe, dating to the 27 century BC, and the Palace of Knossos was the center of that culture. Take ...  Read more

Location: Crete, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.88

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