One day in Crete

Loggia in Heraklion
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Shore excursion of the categorie "Culture & History"

10 hrs.


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.

SKU: CHQ-001-00-EN

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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

Tour description

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!


Excursion duration

10 hours


Start time in the morning (you will be told the exact time)



Difficulty level

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.

Your guide will await you directly at the pier of your cruise ship or right outside the terminal. You will be sent specific information about your meeting place before the date of your excursion.

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