One day in Crete
Shore excursion of the categorie "Culture & History"
$89.00 – $119.00
A visit to the Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion are waiting for you. You will pass through a labyrinth, look at galleries and witness well-preserved findings from another era. You will also visit Heraklion and the traditional Old Town of Rethymnon.
Overview of the highlights
- A visit to the ruins of the palace of Knossos
- Tour of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
- Lunch inclusive
- A visit to the picturesque Old Town of Rethymnon
- Small Group Guarantee: Relaxed tour with max. 20 people
After being picked up by your tour guide at the ship, a day full of Greek history awaits you with several phases. First, you will head east along the coast to Heraklion, the capital of Crete.
Once there, a visit to the ruins of the palace of Knossos is waiting for you. It is not only a ruin, but more of a complex of rooms and corridors full of myths and legends. These date back to the year 2500 BC, a time when most people still lived in caves. You can admire the ancient galleries and spaces where the power of an era, long before our time, is still present. Let the dimensions of the original palace complex and the bright colors of the frescoes in the palace of King Minos inspire you. Take a look at how people lived and worked during the Minoan civilization.
After the visit to Knossos, this tour will take you through the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, one of the most important museums in the world and one of the most beautiful sights in Crete. It houses many of the original features of Knossos and other sites, including frescoes, complex gold jewelry and engraved Minoan scriptures.
You will then continue to Rethymnon, where you will be guided through the picturesque Old Town. Small craft shops also offer cultural art. Surrounded by Greek traditions, you will feel as if time had stood still.
Then it’s time to go back to Chania to your cruise ship.
We wish you a wonderful shore excursion!
Start time in the morning (you will be told the exact time)
Medium (walks with several steps)
|What to bring|
Light clothing and comfortable, solid shoes. Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen and sufficient water
|Services not included|
beverages with Lunch
|Min. number of participants|
This tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers to run.