Museum of Heraklion | Cnossos Palace | Τhe Heraklion’s city center
The tour of Knossos palace and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is a more fulfilling experience, an ideal tour for the travelers that want to see the site of Knossos and the artefacts of the Minoan collection of the museum.
The Knossos and Museum combined tour will be ideal for the guests that want to see as much as possible.
Start tour with the Museum, located in the town centre, was built between 1933 and 1940 by architect Patroklos Karantinos in the area where in the past the Roman Catholic Franciscan monastery was. The archeologists reorganized the Minoan collection, making the museum of Heraklion one of the most interesting of the world.
After the guided tour you stroll through the center of Heraklion, to the market to eat a snack and feel the atmosphere of the city.
Then you continue to Knossos. Visit the palace of legendary King Minos and take the time to hear the interesting details of the construction, the Minoan art and the frescoes, the influence of Middle East in the Minoan culture, the social structure and the strict hierarchy.
Site Stops: Archeological Museum of Heraklion, Archeological site of Cnossos.
Duration: 5 hours
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