Knossos & Heraklion Tour - 1 Day

 Available every Thursday in German/Czech (May-October)
 Duration 8 hours approximately (from first pick up to last drop off)

Knossos and Heraklion tour overview

Our trip starts from Ierapetra and by bus we will take you to the capital of Crete Heraklion city for a full day!
We will be heading to Knossos archaeological area directly and our first stop will be there. You will be offered a guided tour from a professional licensed guide around the magnificent historical sights of the area. Our guide will describe the great history behind the Minoan civilization, and you will learn about King Minos, famous in mythology for his wisdom and as a judge of the underworld. You will be amazed of how many artifacts are located there from the Minoan civilization. Of course, you can take pictures of the Minoan Palace and all the sights and capture unforgettable memories.
After staying approximately 2 hours in Knossos area, we will take our bus and you will be transferred to the center of Heraklion. We will offer you 30 minutes guided tour around the city center (also from licensed guide) and also provide 2 more hours free/own time. Great opportunity to visit the history museum located in the city center, but also for shopping and enjoying your coffee and lunch in the capital of Crete!


  • 09:30 - Knossos Sights & The Minoan Palace. Our first stop is in Knossos Archaeological area. You will be offered guided tour with professional guide.
  • 12:00 - Heraklion City Center. At Heraklion you can enjoy 30 minutes guided tour at the city center. After that you will have the opportunity to visit the history museum and approximately 2 hours free time (shopping & lunch).
  • 15:30 - Start our trip back to hotels.

This trip includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Transfer with our air conditioned buses.
  • Experienced tour guide.
  • Licensed guide in Knossos area and in Heraklion city center.

Excluded from price

  • Entrance fee to Knossos Minoan area (15€ per adult - FREE per person younger than 25 y.o.) +5€ per person in order to visit the history museum in Heraklion center (combined). In case you want to visit only the history museum the entrance fee will be 12€ per person.
  • The entrance in Knossos Minoan area and in history museum as well is FREE for ages 0-25 years old and for visitors older than 65 years old, entrance fee to Knossos area is 8€ and entrance fee to museum is 6€.

Terms & Conditions

  All the bookings for each trip must have been sent to South Crete Tours S.A. and confirmed one day before the trip begins by 8 o’clock in the afternoon.
  Our travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the customer.
  All participants must arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers, as the daily schedule is stressed. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, there will be no refunds.

Cancellation Policy

  For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation fees.
  For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 50% cancellation fees.
  No-Show, 100% cancellation fees.