A journey through time: A Private tour to Knossos and the Archaeological Museum


Step back in time and discover the wonders of the Minoan civilization with our private tour to Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum, followed by free time to explore the charming city center of Heraklion.

Our first stop is the world-renowned Knossos Palace, the largest and most magnificent of the Minoan palaces. You will have the chance to explore the vast complex of ruins that once formed the center of Minoan culture. You will be amazed by the intricacy and advanced engineering of the Minoan civilization, which was far ahead of its time.

Next, we will visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of the most important museums in Greece. Here you will find a vast collection of Minoan artifacts, including frescoes, pottery, and sculptures, which provide a vivid glimpse into the life and culture of the Minoans.

After immersing ourselves in the history and culture of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum, we will take a break to enjoy free time in the vibrant city center of Heraklion. Take a stroll through the charming streets and alleys, where you can admire the colorful architecture and experience the lively atmosphere of the city. You can sample the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants and cafes, shop for souvenirs and local products, or simply relax and people-watch.

This private tour to Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum, followed by free time to explore the city center of Heraklion, is an unforgettable journey through time that will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the ancient Minoan civilization. Join us on this adventure and experience the magic and mystery of Crete’s rich history!


  • Transportation to and from your accommodation.
* In the case that your accommodation is in the pedestrian zone of the old Venetian harbor, we’ll meet you at the nearest accessible location for our vehicle.


  • Knossos Palace
  • Archaeological Museum
  • City of Heraklion


  • Professional English-Speaking Driver
  • Personal pick up and drop off from your accomodation
  • Transportation in a non-shared air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks and Cretan Treats
  • Cold refreshments and bottled water throughout the day
  • Entrance tickets for the Palace and the Museum
  • Free Wifi on the vehicle
  • USB charging ports on the vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel


  • Private guided tour of the Palace and the Museum by a professional licensed guide – additional cost: 160-180 euros in total upon request
  • Food
  • Personal expenses
    *Private tours can be modified to your specific needs and desires. 
     Note: Changes to these itineraries may result in a price increase.
    *The pickup and dropoff is included within 20km of Chania city center. Pickup and dropoff outside of this zone will incur an additional surcharge.

Trip Itinerary

08:00 AM - Shuttle pickup
10:30 AM - Arrive at Knossos Palace
01:00 PM - Arrive and explore Archaeological Museum
02:00 PM - Free time to explore the old city
03:30 PM - Meet at Archaeological Museum for return journey
06:00 PM - Shuttle drop-off

Prices in total (without tour guide at the Palace and the Museum):

1 adults430 euros in total

2 adults480 euros in total

3 adults570 euros in total

4 adults640 euros in total

5 adults700 euros in total

6 adults780 euros in total

7 adults805 euros in total

8 adults880 euros in total

3 to 12 years old50 euros per child

0 to 3 years oldFREE of charge

Payment & Cancellation policy

We kindly request full payment at the time of booking to secure your reservation. Details regarding the cancellation policy: In the event you have to cancel, a full refund will be offered unless the cancellation occurs within 7 days of the start of the tour, in which case 50% of the full amount will be refunded. The date and time of the cancellation is taken from the moment written confirmation is received by IMable Travel. Lastly, please also note that any payments are subject to transaction fees and variations in exchange rates depending on payment method, so prices may vary by a few percent.

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"We had an incredible day trip, well balanced between history, culture, food and fun! we were welcomed to her comfortable, accessible, air conditioned van with drinks, delicious snacks and homemade spinach and cheese pastries. Overall a fantastic experience and a real highlight of our family trip to Crete."
Esther, USA

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