Knossos Palace, Winery and Arhanes Village

Knossos Palace, Winery and Arhanes Village
Price: $130.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Snack/Beverage
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sensible, closed-toe walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

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.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  7 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great tour with good guide with tough weather
November 05, 2022
We were collected as arranged and with threatening weather got to see most of the Knossos Palace sites. The rain then became torrential and we soldiered on to the winery for delicious tastings. Although we hoped the weather would clear it became worse and numerous traffic accidents and flooded roads all around us the Bus driver was able to get us safely back to the port. As a group we agreed to skip the Arhanes Village stop as everything was closed and the weather was terrible. All part of life’s adventures and the Guide was great.
Reviewer: Paul Sullivan
5 Stars
Soooo amazingly old! It blows your mind.
October 29, 2022
I knew nothing about the Minoans and left. Absolutely amazed at these ancient ruins and how incredible they were. I believe this is the oldest place I've been ever in my life. It is an absolute must-see. Our guide was incredible
Reviewer: Gina Monique Birkholz
5 Stars
Wonderful Day
June 28, 2022
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. It was a smaller size tour so easy to round everyone up and continue on to the next stop. The tiny area where we had lunch was beautiful and the food was amazing.
Reviewer: Kelly R
5 Stars
good trip
June 02, 2022
we have a very good tour guide very detailing with everything, the story , the history , we really enjoy the tour.
Reviewer: siu ho
4 Stars
A great day
May 31, 2022
It was a wonderful tour of Knossos. We stopped at a winery and a small town for lunch. Lina was our guide and was excellent!
Reviewer: Mike lemos
5 Stars
Knossos Palace, Winery
May 31, 2022
Very fun and great wine.
Reviewer: Maria
5 Stars