Knossos Palace (HER - 02) Half Day
Crete is the largest and the most rugged of the Greek islands. It is also the home of the great Minoan Civilization and the mythological home of Zeus.
After a short drive through the town of Heraklion the tour will arrive at Knossos excavations. Here, Sir Arthur Evan's archaeological discoveries revealed a civilization dating back to 4000 B.C., when a great empire flourished on the island of Crete. Based on the wealth of artefacts that were found, Evans theorized that this was the site of the ancient Minoan Kingdom.
These findings will be viewed in detail, as your guide will lead you on a journey of discovery to learn of the sophisticated culture that flourished thousands of years ago on this island.
The Palace, decorated with frescoes and shields, houses the Hall of the Royal Guard, tha Hall of the Double Axes, the King's Chamber with the alabaster throne, the Queen's Apartment, beautiful courtyards and shrines. Having visite this remarkable site your coaches will take you back to the Venetian lion-guarded port of Heraklion to rejoin your ship.Remarks