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AMAZING KNOSSOS
Heraklion- Greece
5 Hours
6 Persons
English
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The arcaeological site of Knossos is located just 5 km. southeast of Heraklion. The first excavation was conducted in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. It begun systematically though by Arthur Evans in 1900.The site expands for about 22.000 sq. m. and the human inhabitation of it stretches from 6.800 – 1300 BC.

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KNOSSOS PALACE

The arcaeological site of Knossos is located just 5 km. southeast of Heraklion. The first excavation was conducted in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. It begun systematically though by Arthur Evans in 1900.The site expands for about 22.000 sq. m. and the human inhabitation of it stretches from 6.800 – 1300 BC.

It is the biggest in size Minoan Palace of Crete, and lots of its architectural features were copied in the rest of the Minoan Palaces. The building is built around a big rectangular central yard, and is extended towards every direction, multi floored and quite complicated at places. Within its premises, different in use rooms and buildings were discovered such as: a great number of storage rooms and hundreds of ‘pithoi’, jars in them, potters workshops, stone carvers workshops, metal makers areas, shrines and temples, ‘lustral basin’, or purification rooms, throne room with a gypsum throne, staircases and living quarters.

The palace was built twice and was destroyed twice, while there is a third phase as well, when it was partly rebuilt after the final catastrophe. It is very possible that during its first phase it was not a complete building, but a collection of ‘insule’, a number of different non united blocks.

MUSEUM OF HERAKLION

It includes exhibits from c.7000 B.C. to 400 A.D. Into the ground floor level, are artifacts from Neolithic and Minoan excavations of Crete, displayed in 14 galleries, as well as the collection of Hellenistic and Roman sculptures in two galleries. On the first floor, are the marvelous Minoan Frescoes displayed in a big gallery, and the exhibits of the Historical Period, displayed in 8 galleries.

HERAKLION, the capital and largest city of Crete, abounds with buildings, monuments, and churches that bear witness to its centuries-old history. During our city walk we see the venetian Loggia, the church of St.Mark, the fountain of the four lions and the church of St.Titus. Free time in Heraklion for shopping and back to the hotel.

PEZA WINERY

The village of Peza, is located 15 km from Heraklion and is very famous for the wineries and wine gardens.

Our visit in Peza winery includes wine tasting of three different wines of local varieties, hard bread with tomato and olive oil. Opportunity to buy wines from the cellar. Watch of a documentary film (20 min.), about the activities of the winery and the bottling.

ARCHANES VILLAGE

Archanes is a picturesque village built on the slopes of mount Giouhtas, 15 km. south of the city of Heraklion. Situated in the center of the most important wine-producing region of Crete, it has a 5000 years old history, while excavations conducted in the last 50 years have brought to light a lot of sites dating back to the Minoan period.

The village is also very famous for its typical Cretan architecture. Most of the houses have been restored recently and Archanes has won the second award as “the best restored village in Europe”.

Our visit in the village includes the visit of an interesting archaeological museum with Minoan findings from the area of Archanes.

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Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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AMAZING KNOSSOS
Heraklion, Greece
5 Hours
6 Persons
English
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Brief

The arcaeological site of Knossos is located just 5 km. southeast of Heraklion. The first excavation was conducted in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. It begun systematically though by Arthur Evans in 1900.The site expands for about 22.000 sq. m. and the human inhabitation of it stretches from 6.800 – 1300 BC.

Tour Detail

KNOSSOS PALACE

The arcaeological site of Knossos is located just 5 km. southeast of Heraklion. The first excavation was conducted in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. It begun systematically though by Arthur Evans in 1900.The site expands for about 22.000 sq. m. and the human inhabitation of it stretches from 6.800 – 1300 BC.

It is the biggest in size Minoan Palace of Crete, and lots of its architectural features were copied in the rest of the Minoan Palaces. The building is built around a big rectangular central yard, and is extended towards every direction, multi floored and quite complicated at places. Within its premises, different in use rooms and buildings were discovered such as: a great number of storage rooms and hundreds of ‘pithoi’, jars in them, potters workshops, stone carvers workshops, metal makers areas, shrines and temples, ‘lustral basin’, or purification rooms, throne room with a gypsum throne, staircases and living quarters.

The palace was built twice and was destroyed twice, while there is a third phase as well, when it was partly rebuilt after the final catastrophe. It is very possible that during its first phase it was not a complete building, but a collection of ‘insule’, a number of different non united blocks.

MUSEUM OF HERAKLION

It includes exhibits from c.7000 B.C. to 400 A.D. Into the ground floor level, are artifacts from Neolithic and Minoan excavations of Crete, displayed in 14 galleries, as well as the collection of Hellenistic and Roman sculptures in two galleries. On the first floor, are the marvelous Minoan Frescoes displayed in a big gallery, and the exhibits of the Historical Period, displayed in 8 galleries.

HERAKLION, the capital and largest city of Crete, abounds with buildings, monuments, and churches that bear witness to its centuries-old history. During our city walk we see the venetian Loggia, the church of St.Mark, the fountain of the four lions and the church of St.Titus. Free time in Heraklion for shopping and back to the hotel.

PEZA WINERY

The village of Peza, is located 15 km from Heraklion and is very famous for the wineries and wine gardens.

Our visit in Peza winery includes wine tasting of three different wines of local varieties, hard bread with tomato and olive oil. Opportunity to buy wines from the cellar. Watch of a documentary film (20 min.), about the activities of the winery and the bottling.

ARCHANES VILLAGE

Archanes is a picturesque village built on the slopes of mount Giouhtas, 15 km. south of the city of Heraklion. Situated in the center of the most important wine-producing region of Crete, it has a 5000 years old history, while excavations conducted in the last 50 years have brought to light a lot of sites dating back to the Minoan period.

The village is also very famous for its typical Cretan architecture. Most of the houses have been restored recently and Archanes has won the second award as “the best restored village in Europe”.

Our visit in the village includes the visit of an interesting archaeological museum with Minoan findings from the area of Archanes.

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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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