Knossos Tour

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This excursion takes you right to the heart of Minoan Crete. The Palace of Knossos , the largest and most imposing of the Minoan civilisation, was discovered at the very end of the nineteenth century by the English archaeologist. Knossos, the famous Minoan Palace lies 5 kilometres southeast of Heraklion. It was the seat of the legendary King Minos and the main centre of power in Crete. The Palace of Knossos is the monumental symbol of Minoan civilisation, due to its construction, use of luxury materials, architectural plan, advanced building techniques and impressive size.

After our visit to Knossos we drive to Peza, a small village where you have the opportunity to taste some real Cretan flavours, like several kinds of wine from this area and "mezedes" like olives and "dako's". Here you can learn all about the harvesting of the grapes and olives and the production of wines and olive oil.

We drive back to the town of Heraklion and we begin our guided tour at the Archaeological Museum, which shelters inestimable collections of earthenware jars, copper knives, jewellery, wall paintings and ceramics. After the museum you will have plenty of time to wander around the city and explore the streets of the town.