This half day tour from Rethymno first visits Knossos Palace which is the most visited place of Crete and the birtplace of minoan civilization. It contains the largest of the Minoan palaces that has been partially restored. Excavated in the early 20th century by the great English archaeologist Arthur Evans.

The ruins and rebuilt parts belong to the last and largest Minoan Palace, the labyrinth of Knossos. Built 3700 years ago, is over 1000 pieces. This palace was even a health system and was decorated with impressive murals. The throne of King Minos is still intact.

Continue the half day tour with a visit to the capital of Crete, Heraklion. The town of Heraklion is the largest urban centre of Crete, the capital of the region of Crete and the economic centre of the island. Since the Minoan period the town of Heraklion became the host of varied cultures and civilizations whose indelible marks are visible in the form of fountains, castles, walls, palaces and other monuments.


  • Visit Knossos Palace
  • Visit the capital of Crete
  • Wonder around the town of Heraklion
  • Admire the famous monuments of Heraklion
  • Walk through the streets of Daedalos
  • See the Fountain of Lions & the Loggia
  • See the famous Church of Titus


  • Transportation by luxury vehicle
  • English professional speaking guide


  • Entrance fees (15 Euro p/p)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

Additional Info:

The tour can be arranged also in other languages upon request and availability. Complimentary pick up service is provided from hotels located in the suburbs of Rethymno city but not from Rethymno city centre. Please advise your hotel. The bookings are accepted if they are made at least one day prior of the tour (until 16:00).