Knossos Palace, Winery and Arhanes Village
The excitement and adventure while in Greece begins as you and your expert, knowledgeable guide leave the port and drive to the Palace of Knossos, the most famous and important archeological site in Crete.
The land this extensive compound was built on has been inhabited since Neolithic times. The first Minoan palace was erected here in 1900 B.C. and subsequently destroyed, and a new one was built in its place. With 22,000 square miles of an intricately planned, multi-story palace to explore, you will have a lot to see and photograph including the famous Throne Room and Royal Villa. Admire the stunning frescoes of the Prince of Crete, learn about King Minos and hear the thrilling legends about the labyrinth and the Minotaur.
From here you will continue to one of the best wineries in Crete to learn all about the local wine production. Enjoy a delicious wine tasting complete with taste bud-tempting succulent olives and Paximadia, a rustic, hard bread that is similar to biscotti.
Conclude your tour with a stop at the village of Arhanes, a modern city that was built over an important hub during Minoan times. You will see reminders of the ancient city through the archeological site and traditional architecture.
This well-rounded 5-hour cultural tour is a must-do for history buffs and for those who want to have a true taste of the ancient life in Crete, reserve your spot today.
Please Note: The admission at Knossos Palace is included with your tour.
Reviewer: Sonia Dale
Our tour guide, was fabulous, very passionate about his island. Could have used a little down time to purchase some food and drink.