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Heraklion Archaeological Museum Tours and Tickets

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With artifacts covering some 5,000 years, from the Neolithic era (c. 7000 BC through to Roman times (c. 300 AD, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete is second only in size and importance to Athens’ National Archaeological Museum. It’s also widely regarded as one of the most important historical museums in Europe.

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Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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For certain financial reasons(many types of discounts for EU citizens) **Our services are offered as a priority to non European citizens,and our prices are per adult non European citizen. There are some categories off people specially from EU that They have discounts ( children,infants,students,old people up from 60 years old.We do not offer prices for those types of people Be aware ** you must provide passport for those discounts ****We are an Official travel agency licensed from Ministry of tourism in Greece.When you buy tickets online the e-shops will send you an e-ticket which you will eventually not be able to use directly to the entrance. That's because that type of tickets are not accepted from the monuments.So you have to wait in the line as thousands of passengers to print your genuine tickets and then you can enter.With our service you will have your genuine tickets delivered .This ticket,includes the entrance fees to Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.06
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$30.06

Knossos-Archaeological Museum-Heraklion City - Full Day Tour from Chania
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Knossos-Archaeological Museum-Heraklion City - Full Day Tour from Chania

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Use your time in Chania to discover Crete's ancient history with a local guide. This small-group tour packs in visits to the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, and Heraklion itself to give you an overview of the island's rich history and legends. Even better: Numbers are capped at just 15 people per group for a more intimate tour. Note that entry fees are extra.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.25
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$91.25

Guided Tour to Knossos Palace & Heraklion

Guided Tour to Knossos Palace & Heraklion

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Participate in a guided tour to the Palace of Knossos, the political and ceremonial center of Minoan civilization. The tour continues to the town center of Heraklion, completing in a day the historical path of 4000 years.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.13
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$31.13

Private Full-Day Knosos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Heraklion

Private Full-Day Knosos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Heraklion

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Travelers with a range of interests will enjoy this private full-day tour of Crete, including Knossos, the Lasithi Plateau Windmills, and the Cave of Zeus. History enthusiasts will love learning about the island’s ancient history, while nature lovers will enjoy the beautiful views. As this is a private tour you can customize the itinerary to suit your needs and interests.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$590.41
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$590.41
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Self-Guided E-Tickets to the Minoan Attractions in Heraklion

Self-Guided E-Tickets to the Minoan Attractions in Heraklion

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Experience Ancient Crete at your own pace with two tickets for the top archaeological attractions, the Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and two captivating self-guided audio tours on your smartphone. Receive your e-tickets by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the grandeur of Ancient Crete. Put on your headphones and discover the most well-known archaeological attractions of Crete through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from ancient times. The content of the tours is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into ancient Crete and the Minoan civilization.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.69
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$24.69

Knossos Museum and Heraklion tour from Rethymno
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Knossos Museum and Heraklion tour from Rethymno

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Knossos, the center of Minoan civilization and the capital of Minoan Crete is worth a visit. Knossos was the prosperous Minoan Capital and the residence of King Minos. Some believe, that the intricate Palace with its many rooms was the mythical labyrinth. By discovering the site not too long ago, archaeologists found the first of all advanced civilizations in Europe. In the archaeological museum of Heraklion, you will find the largest collection of Minoan findings. The tour to Knossos is offered in two different ways. The classical tour where you visit the excavations of Knossos and the archaeological museum in Heraklion. On this tour you have the possibility to visit the center of Heraklion too, where you can enjoy a lunch or do some shopping.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.40
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$42.40

Private Tour Knossos, Archaeological Museum & Stroll at Old Town of Heraklion

Private Tour Knossos, Archaeological Museum & Stroll at Old Town of Heraklion

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The Greek islands boast a rich history dating back to the days of antiquity, but exploring independently means missing the hidden secrets they hold. On this private tour of Crete, delve into the island’s colorful past with your guide—with round-trip transport from your Crete hotel or the port included. Travel back 4,000 years at the Palace of Knossos, and learn of ancient civilizations at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
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  • 4 hours
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$209.33
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$209.33
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Private Full-Day Knosos, Lasithi Plateau, Cave of Zeus from Rethimno

Private Full-Day Knosos, Lasithi Plateau, Cave of Zeus from Rethimno

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Explore the great outdoors without having to do any navigating or itinerary planning on this private full-day tour from Rethimno. Visit the traditional village of Mochos, see a 2,400-year-old Writers’ Plane Tree at Krasi, and go to an ancient cave that’s thought to be Zeus’ birthplace—Dikteon. The tour also reveals views of Lasithi Plateau, and the impressive Knosos Palace.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$644.08
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Minoan Crete from 3.000 BC: Knossos Palace & Museum with Wineries from Heraklion

Minoan Crete from 3.000 BC: Knossos Palace & Museum with Wineries from Heraklion

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Book a private Crete day trip that offers a bespoke service with a chauffeur-guide, premium transport, and an itinerary that's tailored to you. You'll visit Knossos Palace to discover Crete's Minoan history, get a taste of island culture with a visit to a Cretan winery, and explore the city of Heraklion. All visits can be tailored to your interests; just note that entry fees and tastings are extra.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$708.49
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$708.49
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Crete private tour: Knossos Palace, Archaeological museum, and Heraklion Town

Crete private tour: Knossos Palace, Archaeological museum, and Heraklion Town

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Uncover the mysteries of the ancient Minoan civilization on this private, half-day tour of Heraklion highlights. Explore the magnificent Knossos Palace, home to King Minos and legends of the Minotaur, and visit a world-class archaeological museum featuring artifacts dating back to 5000 BC. See the contrast of ancient and modern Crete with some free time in the port town of Heraklion, and enjoy personalized attention from your guide along the way. Entrance fees to Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum at your expense.
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  • 5 hours
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$418.39
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$418.39
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Half Day Private Tour to Knossos Palace (Skip the line) & Panoramic City Tour

Half Day Private Tour to Knossos Palace (Skip the line) & Panoramic City Tour

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Hit Heraklion’s highlights in just half a day direct from your accommodation (or cruise ship) when you book this private tour, with skip-the-line tickets to the iconic Palace of Knossos. Your licensed guide will showcase details from lighting to drainage that bring this lost civilization to life. Next, discover the Heraklion Archaeological Museum (own expense) and its Minoan collection; finally, explore Heraklion, including the fortress, cathedral, market and Venetian Walls.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$305.94
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$305.94
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Knossos Private Full-Day Tour from Heraklion with Pick Up

Knossos Private Full-Day Tour from Heraklion with Pick Up

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At the desired time, an experienced English-speaking professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation in a private vehicle ready to immerse you into the Greek culture and lifestyle. If you are a history lover, get ready to travel back in time on this full-day tour. Knossos Palace is the biggest Minoan Palace of Crete. The archaeological museum is one of the most significant museums in Greece and its collections come mostly from central and eastern Crete and cover a span of 5.500 years. You will also have the chance to visit Koules Fortress that dominates the entrance to the Venetian Harbour of Heraklion. The Venetians called it "Sea Fortress", but today it is known by its Turkish name, Koules. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights, but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.05
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$116.05
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Small Group Heraklion Segway Tour
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Small Group Heraklion Segway Tour

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Getting to know a new city can be difficult if you try to do it all yourself. This Heraklion Small-Group Segway Tour lets you get acquainted with the city’s main highlights and hidden gems in just a few hours. Follow a guide around on a Segway to Liberty Square, the Historical Museum of Crete, Loggia, and more, and learn about the history and culture of the area.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.78
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Private Full-Day Knossos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Elouda

Private Full-Day Knossos-Lasithi Plateau-Cave of Zeus from Elouda

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Start at the traditional village of Mochos with its narrow alleys and colourful gardens, then continue to Krasi and visit the 2,400-year-old Writers' Plane Tree. Afterwards, the tour will ascend to the Diktaion Andron, an ancient cave believed to be the birthplace of Zeus. Take in the incredible view of the Lasithi Plateau. Next, visit the Knosos Palace, where Zeus’s son Minos intertwined his name with the oldest civilization in Europe. Optionally, you can also visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Whenever you feel like it you can have lunch at a restaurant of your choosing.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$644.08
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$644.08
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Knossos Palace & Heraklion Archaeology Museum Luxury Private Tour

Knossos Palace & Heraklion Archaeology Museum Luxury Private Tour

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You start our day visiting the most important archaeological site on Crete and the second most visited archaeological site of the country, the Minoan palace of Knossos, the mythical Labyrinth of Homer. Concentrating on the prehistoric era of the island, revealing its unique historic course and penetrating into its ancient prehistoric cult, arts and ritual practices, you will be visiting an amazing area of 22,000sq meters. Your journey into prehistoric times is being completed with visiting the biggest prehistoric collection of artifacts in Greece, the archaeological museum of Heraklion, where you can see at close range all treasures from all Minoan palaces and other Minoan areas excavated on Crete. This tour can be delivered with a minimum number of 10 guests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$359.61
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$359.61
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12 Day Tour at the Best of Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Crete.

12 Day Tour at the Best of Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Crete.

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12 Day vacation package in Greece and enjoy the ultimate chauffeured experience and our experienced guided tours! Visit Athens, Delphi, Meteora and the islands of Santorini and Crete! Visit Delphi that was regarded as the center of the world. Dare to get excited about Meteora, the ageless monasteries standing between Earth and Sky atop huge rocks. Holidays in Santorini at the most romantic island in Greece, with the magnificent sunset! Swim in the thermal waters, get a cruise to volcano, and dine under the orange-red color of the sun as it sets! Continue your vacation in Crete with a private tour to the Palace of Knossos and at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and learn about the rich lifestyle in ancient Greece. You should also take the cruise to Gramvousa and the exotic Ballos lagoon, with the blend of glowing white and pink sand and the unbelievable lagoon waters bands! Book online your holidays in Mainland and Greek Islands.
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  • 12 days
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$2,748.09
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Heraklion Archaeology Museum & Ancient Greek Music Workshop Luxury Small Group

Heraklion Archaeology Museum & Ancient Greek Music Workshop Luxury Small Group

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You will start your experience visiting the biggest archaeological collection of artifacts on Crete. You will explore the Minoan Art and go deep into its significance and forms through unique artifacts, such as Minoan unique clay vessels, golden jewelery, impressive seal stones and seal rings, clay, ivory and faience figurines and figures, small sized statues and amazing frescoes. After that, you will enjoy an hour and a half workhop on the ancient Greek Music in theory and practice, in private studio.During the experiential part of the lab you will experience a coordinated interactive attempt on playing yourselves copies of ancient Greek percussion musical instruments.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$268.37
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$268.37
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Hire a Licensed Tour Guide (Private Tour)

Hire a Licensed Tour Guide (Private Tour)

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A guided walking tour of the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is the perfect way to explore this Heraklion attraction. By going on a guided tour, you’ll make sure you don’t miss any important highlights, and you’ll learn more than if you were exploring the museum alone. Your guide will save you time studying the floorplans and take you directly to the best bits, which is handy as there are 27 different galleries.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$386.45
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10 Day Tour in Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Delos, Cruise to Volcano & Knossos
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10 Day Tour in Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Delos, Cruise to Volcano & Knossos

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Explore Greece’s history and scenic beauty on this comprehensive sightseeing excursion. After a convenient airport pickup, experience Athens’ top destinations and visits to islands like Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, and Crete. Marvel at ancient ruins, relax on a picturesque beaches, and taste delicious cuisine. Enjoy complimentary accommodations, meals, and transportation along the way.
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  • 10 days
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$2,283.27
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$2,283.27
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Knossos Wine & More

Knossos Wine & More

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• Private tour with a certified guide is the best way to explore Knossos Archaeological Site - the heart of the Minoan kingdom, one of the most fascinating ancient cities in the world. • Experience by tasting the local wine varieties of Crete at a winery in the heart of winemaking region. • Meet the locals in the traditional village of Archanes, named as one of the most picturesque in Crete, and enjoy a delicious lunch. • Admire in the Archeological museum of Heraklion the greatest collection of the Minoan art.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$590.41
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$590.41
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Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Get to know Heraklion and stop to visit the Palace of Knossos just outside the city on this open-top hop-on hop-off tour. With your unlimited-use 1-day ticket, board the open-top, double-decker bus at any of 10 stops around the city. Then, with your free city map, hop off at the stops of interest to visit attractions such as the Minoan relics at Knossos and the harborside Venetian Castle. Otherwise, stay aboard and absorb the panoramic views of the sights as you learn about Heraklion’s past from the onboard audio commentary.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.10
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$16.10

Knossos from Chania
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Knossos from Chania

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Knossos is Crete's largest and most impressive Bronze Age archaeological site, but exploring independently means you may miss its ancient secrets. On this tour, reach Knossos by air-conditioned coach with round-trip transport from your Chania hotel included, and explore the site as your guide shares its fascinating myths and legends. Learn of powerful rulers such as King Minos, and admire Minoan relics in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.41
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Heraklion Self-Guided Audio Tour

Heraklion Self-Guided Audio Tour

Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Heraklion Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location; skip the content that doesn't interest you, and listen longer to content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. Audio guide can be listened online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with. • It is one of the best options with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions. No worries, we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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$6.00
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$6.00

Heraklion's Historical Treasures: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Crete

Heraklion's Historical Treasures: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Crete

Heraklion, formerly known as Candia, is a historical layer cake waiting to be uncovered. Join me on this self-guided audio tour as we wander through the ages, meeting the characters and seeing some of the best known and lesser known sites. Walk along the shore line towards the harbor fortress named Koules. Experience the lively centre of Heraklion, with all its vibrant historical aspects. See, and be able to visit, these marvelous churches and still have time to sit down for a coffee or a souvlaki, whenever you like. Wander between a Venetian fortress setting and the beautiful Agios Titus church. Stroll through the market street and learn about some local products. Explore in the vibrant centre the Lion fountain and end up at the entrance of the Archaeological museum.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$5.20
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum hours of operation: Winter: Dec 1 - Mar 31: Mon 11am - 5pm, Tue-Sun 8am - 3pm. Summer: Apr 1 - Nov 30: Sun-Mon 9am - 4pm, Tue-Sat 8am - 8pm. See holiday schedule for hours.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.