Tick-off one of Crete's top things to do with a trip to the ancient Palace of Knossos – the island's most popular attraction. This exclusive small group tour takes you to explore the island's most-prized archaeological gem and the Cretan capital, Heraklion. And as group sizes are limited, you'll get to know even more about all the places you'll visit.Built back in the Bronze Age, Knossos was the hub of the Minoan civilisation, and its palace was said to have been the site of the underground labyrinth that contained the Minotaur – a half-man, half-bull creature. As your guide explains the myths surrounding the palace and its kings, you'll discover treasures like the throne room and the royal apartments. It's then time to head to Heraklion, Crete's capital. See the Venetian lion fountain and the loggia on a guided walk around the city before free time to explore. You could go shopping at the market, walk round the harbour walls or just kick back in a café.
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours