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


Step into the past and uncover the incredible Minoan civilization with our exclusive tour to Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum, led by our expert guide. Our first stop is the famous Knossos Palace, the biggest and most magnificent of the Minoan palaces. Explore the extensive ruins that were once the heart of Minoan culture, marveling at their intricate design and advanced engineering that were ahead of their time.

After our exploration of Knossos, we’ll head to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of Greece’s most important museums. Here, you’ll find a wide collection of Minoan artifacts, including frescoes, pottery, and sculptures, offering a vivid glimpse into the lively life and culture of the Minoans.

Following our journey through Knossos and the Archaeological Museum, we’ll take a break in the bustling city center of Heraklion. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through charming streets and alleys, where the vibrant atmosphere of the city comes to life. Try local cuisine at one of the many restaurants and cafes, shop for souvenirs and local products, or simply relax and take in the surroundings.

This private tour to Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum, combined with free time to explore the city center of Heraklion, guarantees an unforgettable journey through time. Join us on this adventure, guided by our expert, and embrace the enchanting 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
  • Private guided tour of the Palace and the Museum by a professional licensed guide
  • Free Wifi on the vehicle
  • USB charging ports on the vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel


  • Entrance tickets for the Palace and the Museum
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
    *If you’re interested in visiting the palace and museum without a professional tour guide, the price will be reduced.
    *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 Palace & Museum tickets):

1 adults669 euros in total

2 adults659669 euros in total

3 adults755 euros in total

4 adults755 euros in total

5 adults874 euros in total

6 adults874 euros in total

7 adults898 euros in total

8 adults898 euros in total

3 to 12 years old50 euros per child

0 to 3 years oldFREE of charge

Payment & Cancellation policy

To ensure a seamless reservation process, we kindly ask for full payment at the time of booking. For your convenience, we accept payments through Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards on our secure website. Additionally, we facilitate bank transfers as an alternative payment method. Please be aware that, at this moment, we are unable to process payments through American Express or PayPal. 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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