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Knossos Palace & Authentic Crete with Local Experiences from Chania

A priceless day trip to immerse into the Cretan culture, history, stunning escapes, gastronomy, wines, and the authentic Cretan local lifestyle. Within this chauffeur-driven private tour, you will visit the world-famous Palace of Knossos. Your private local insider guide will ensure for you skip-the-line accesses in all archaeological areas, key pieces of information, and extra-personalized attention. Then, from the history and cultural experience, you will be immersed into another time wandering the unspoiled Cretan landscape along with authentic layers of flavors, wines, and village life of the island of Crete. You will also enjoy personal pick-up and drop-off with a premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, like a true VIP.

per adult from

$1,161

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

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  • What's included :
    • Personal pick-up and drop-off with flexible start time
    • Chauffeured premium vehicle on disposal
    • Private local insider guide
    • Archaeology specialized private guide
    • VIP skip-the-line accesses
    • Mineral water, fresh fruits and nuts of Crete island
    • Child seats (if requested)
    • Wi-Fi, USB sockets & hygiene vehicle amenities
    What's excluded :
    • Admission fees
    • Drinks and meals
    • Wine tasting expenses (if requested)
    • Entry/Admission - Knossos Archaeological Site
    • Entry/Admission - Boutari Winery
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Agia Marina, Agia Marina, Chania Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Platanias, Platanias, Chania Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Chania Prefecture, Chania Prefecture, Crete

    Your day trip will start with a personal pick-up by your private driver with a premium class vehicle on disposal, at any convenient time of the day. Every detail for your maximum comfort and privacy will be assured during the day.

    Pass By: Georgioupolis, Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Chania Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Bali, Bali, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Fodele, Fodele, Crete

    One of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Agia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia, Crete

    One of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete

    One of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Stop At: Knossos Archaeological Site, Knosos, Heraklion, Crete Greece

    The first stop of the itinerary will be at the Palace of Knossos where your archaeology specialized private guide will guide you at the majestic Minoan monument by exploring the depths of the oldest civilization in Europe. You will find inspiration from the legends of King Minos and the Minotaur, the palatial labyrinth, and the iconic artwork.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Skalani, Skalani, Crete

    Then, you will explore the authentic Cretan village of Skalani which is famously rich for its local olive and vineyard products as well as the off-the-beaten-path eateries and traditional local delicacies.

    Stop At: Boutari Winery, Skalani, Heraklion, Crete Greece

    Just outside the village, a short stroll will take you to a quintessentially local award-winning winery of Boutari. At this Cretan winery, which dates back to 1879, your local insider guide will acquaint you with the harmony of nature and human labor which is dedicated to the organic production of high-quality Cretan wines. Not to mention the experience of the full flight of winetasting, perfectly paired with local delicacies such as a handpicked selection of charcuterie and cheese.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Melidoni, Melidoni, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

    Next, you will experience a journey to the authentic West Crete by visiting the Venetian village of Melidoni. Just not far from the village, together with your local insider guide, you will explore the Melidoni Cave a place of worship of the Minoan worshipers of the mythical bronze giant of Crete, Talos.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Argyroupolis, Argyroupolis, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

    Your village-hopping will continue for a Cretan lunch in the village of Argyroupolis with its fresh-water springs, breezy waterfalls, old mills, and the ancient lush green landscape. This itinerary stop is dedicated to your authentic gastronomic experience. You will taste delicious Cretan recipes with deep roots and experience the bottomless Cretan hospitality. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient city of Lappa, on which the village of Argyroupolis was built, where ancient baths and basilicas with mosaics are still preserved.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    1: Agia Marina, Greece
    2: Platanias 730 14, Greece
    3: Chania, Greece
    4: Georgioupoli, Greece
    5: Gerani, Rethymno Municipality 741 00, Greece
    6: Rethimno 741 00, Greece
    7: Sfakaki 741 00, Greece
    8: Panormos in Rethymno, Greece
    9: Adelianos Kampos 741 00, Greece
    10: Skaleta 740 52, Greece
    11: Bali, Greece
    12: Fodele 715 00, Greece
    13: Agia Pelagia 715 00, Greece
    14: Heraklion, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Enjoy personal pick-ups & drop-offs from your hotel, villa, cruise or any other point Crete island.Please note that the pick-up time is flexible.Airports
    • Souda Airport, Chania Town, Crete Greece
    • Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis, Heraklion 716 01, Greece
    Ports
    • Heraklion Port Passenger Station, Leof. Nearchou, Iraklio 713 07, Greece
    • Port Rethymno, Sofokli Venizelou 37, Rethymno 741 00, Greece
    • Port of Souda, Ormos Soudas, Souda 732 00, Greece
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Modern 3-seats Vehicle 4/26/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Minibus 9-seats VIP Class 4/26/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Modern 6-seats Vehicle 4/26/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Limo 3-seats Premium Class 4/26/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Crete Private & Luxury Tours by Snami Travel

Activity ID: V-61532P51

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