The Private tour of Knossos Minoan Palace


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Indulge in an exceptional historical tour without breaking the bank, as you embark an off the beaten path experience.

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Explore Europe’s oldest city & discover the greatness of the ancient Minoans. Experience a tour of Knossos & the Museum with a local guide and learn the secrets of the most ancient civilization.

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Learn the history of Crete and the amazing story of the Minoans by the experts. Explore East Crete like never before.

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Tour Highlights

  1. Explore Europe’s oldest city
  2. Walking in Heraklion city centre
  3. Unique museum exhibits and artefacts
  4. Learn everything from a local licensed guide
  5. Interactive guiding with educational material
  6. Learn about the Minoans and their every-day life
  7. Analytic descriptions for the ancient history of Crete
  8. Discover the secrets of the most ancient civilization in Europe


Embark on an enriching journey through the cradle of Minoan civilization with our exclusive private tour to Knossos, the oldest city in Europe. Delve into the ancient wonders of Knossos, exploring its well-preserved stone paths and uncovering the remnants of a society that flourished during the Bronze Age. The palace of Knossos, the epicenter of Minoan culture, reveals its grandeur and the remnants of a civilization potentially devastated by the eruption of the Santorini Volcano. Led by a professional licensed local guide, this meticulously crafted tour allows you to immerse yourself in the historical treasures of Knossos, including iconic landmarks such as The Palace of Knossos, the Little Palace, the Royal Villa, House of the Frescoes, Caravanserai, the “Unexplored Mansion,” the Temple Tomb, the House of the High Priest, and the Villa of Dionysos. Commencing from Chania or any designated region in Crete, our journey to Heraklion unfolds amidst scenic landscapes. Upon reaching the palace of Knossos, the guided exploration sets the stage for a captivating experience. Subsequently, the tour continues to the heart of Heraklion, where you’ll discover the archaeological museum, offering insights into the vibrant Minoan culture. Ample time for dining and shopping ensures a well-rounded experience. Following a 3-4 hour sojourn in Heraklion, the return journey to Chania or any specified Crete region concludes this immersive excursion. Join us and unearth the profound legacy of the Minoans in the embrace of ancient Knossos.


  1. Hotel pick up and drop off
  2. Bottled water per person
  3. English speaking, local driver
  4. Licensed and professional local guide
  5. Ancient city and museum entrance fees
  6. Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan
  7. All taxes, fees and handling charges
  8. Private tour


  1. Gratuities (optional)

Guest Stories

Great Tour What a great tour! We chose the tour on a windy day in Chania and were so glad we did! It was excellent. Andreas was so knowledgeable about the area and the wine and he answered all questions we had. The group was small enough that it felt personal and the wineries we visited were absolutely brilliant! We loved the stop off at the oldest olive tree too. Great way to spend a day of our holiday!
The World War II battle for Crete Yanis, our driver and guide, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared a lot of facts and photos of the battle for Crete and he explained the significance of each stop along the tour. The stop at the military collector’s mini museum was excellent. There were many unique and rare items in his collection that are tied to the battle. The pace and timing of tour was just right, along with a fresh sandwich from a local shop. I would recommend this tour to any interested in the history of the battle for Crete.
Rich S
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Battle for Crete. As a former New Zealand Army officer I was very much looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint. The whole tour was excellent and covered so much ground literally and figuratively. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Being able to visit the actual battlefield sites really put so much into context. Highly recommended.
Tata C
Fantastic cooking class on Crete Everything about this experience was wonderful! The driver, Nikkoli was very knowledgeable and hospitable, the hosts for the class were gracious and warm, the good was amazing and the other guests were terrific. I am so lucky to have found this class and highly recommend!
Sue T
Relaxing excursion This was such a nice relaxing tour. Very simple and easy day! We were picked up at our hotel, it happened to be one of the pickup locations luckily. We drove to two different wineries but also made some stops along the way for cool lookout spots and even a 3,000 year old olive tree.
Sarah S
Cooking in Crete!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The staff and tour were excellent. We had such a good time being taught how to cook stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. I highly recommend this tour. The food that we created was simply delicious. Just a high quality experience.
Top bloke as guide Our guide had superb knowledge about the area we went to. He was friendly and accommodating. Despite our lack of knowledge and messing this company around we still got to Di our tour.
It was a great tour! This tour allows you to learn more about the culture and history of Crete. They will explain in detail about the food and the background to it. I thought it was a little pricey due to the strong yen, but it was a valuable experience that money can't buy. I'm really glad I participated. I recommend it.
Awesome Wonderful experience. We were taken up into the mountains of Crete to a host house. Over the next 4 hours, we had a tour of the house, learned about Cretan history, had a local wine tasting, and made an incredibly delicious meal. It is vegetarian friendly and comes with a few surprises. I gained a newfound appreciation for olive oil—there can never be too much. One of the highlights of my trip.
Richard Z
A Real Cretan Cooking Experience Yannis led us on a wonderful trip to a farm in the countryside with great views, warm and gracious hosts and cooks, and a night of fun and friendship. This was well worth the time to learn about Crete style cooking and Greek history
Todd W









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