Private Minoan Crete with Palace, Museum, and Wineries

From $107.00/person to $960.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Active, Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions This tour can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs.

Private Minoan Crete with Palace, Museum, and Wineries

Embark on this captivating, day-long journey through the heart of Minoan Crete, where ancient history and modern flavors merge into an unforgettable experience.

Your adventure begins at the iconic Palace of Knossos, where you'll trace the steps of King Minos as you marvel at the architectural and cultural wonders of this ancient world. First inhabited around 7,000 BC, this city is Crete’s oldest known settlement and was a major hub during the Minoan civilization. Explore this Bronze Age city full of ruins, and learn more about its storied past by a knowledgeable historian specializing in archaeology.

The tour then takes you through the scenic Minoan wine routes of Central Crete, weaving through sun-kissed vineyards and centuries-old olive groves. You'll indulge in a sensory feast at renowned wineries, where you can savor unlimited tastings and immerse yourself in the rich aromas of the region's finest wines.

Next up is a visit to the Heraklion Archaeological Museum with an expert art historian. Here you will be treated to a unique perspective on Minoan life as you view the most complete collection of artifacts and treasures of Minoan civilization, enhancing your understanding of this ancient society.

As you wander through the historic trails of Heraklion, your local insider guide will unveil the city's rich history and delectable culinary scene. Your journey concludes with a gastronomic adventure in the heart of Heraklion, where you'll have the opportunity to taste authentic Cretan cuisine at colorful, handpicked eateries known for their culinary excellence.

This tour is an exquisite blend of history, culture, and gastronomy, carefully designed to offer you a comprehensive and enriching experience of Minoan Crete.