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Minoan Tour
 
Crete Sightseeing
Start City: Heraklion
End City: Heraklion
Departures: Daily in summer

 

Step back in time to Crete as it was in 2000 BC, with a visit to Knossos (known for the Minotaur and Labyrinth myth) and the Archeological Museum of Heraklion. The tour concludes with the opportunity to experience a genuine Minoan menu using recipes from Minoan times.


Only few kilometres south of Heraklion, Knossos, the capital of King Minos and the center of the magnificent Minoan civilisation is located.
Our visit here, will take us a step back in time and some 4000 years, 2000 BC. Knossos and her Palace, famous throughout the world through the myths of Europa, the Minotaur, the Labyrinth and Theseus, Daedalus and Ikarus, will open us a window to the most ancient civilisation of Europe and its reality you can't miss.
Knossos' architectural feats include several storey buildings (first in the world) with light wells and bathrooms, impressive pillars and an ingenuous drainage system, aqueducts, irrigation systems, paved roads and magnificent frescoes. All these will impress you and show an advanced beautiful jewelry and a way of life you never thought possible in the dawn of history.
In Heraklion we visit the the town's famous Archeological Museum, situated in the center of the city. The visit to the museum provides a very good knowledge of the masterpieces in specially designed wing, with selected items, the most representative each period.
Option: At the end of the tour we taste the famous Minoan Menu, at the local tavern situated close to Minoan Palace '' Pasiphae''.
The menu is an old Minoan Recipe based on the Cretan Diet.

     

TOUR INCLUSIONS

taxes | private vehicle with English speaking driver | Licensed English speaking guide
 

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

 entrance fees to Knossos Palace & Museum | Minoan meal


     
  

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