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Excursion to Knossos palace and Heraklion town


Maleme Travel Guide recommends: "One day trip to Knossos". The information is provided by Splendor Holidays and you can book a ticket by visiting the Splendor Holidays page for Knossos.

The area of Knossos and the Palace

Knossos Palace

The archaeological area of Knossos is referred to the capital city of the Minoan civilization (3000 - 1450 bc) and to the palace of Minoas King. The area of Knossos is 6km southern of Heraklion town. There, you can see the remains of the Minoa's Palace. The palace alone was almost an entire town, beside the king's chamber and the outdoors spa facilities there were also guesthouses, food storages, banquet halls and more. From architectural and artistic aspect the Minoa Palace is something unique in the entire world.


The Program Starting from Maleme, Pyrgos Psylonerou and Gerani.

Coach from Maleme

At 07:00 in the morning we start from Maleme village. Our first stop will be at Skaleta village after Rethymnon in a cafe. There you can buy a refreshment or even have breakfast. At 10:30 we arrive at Heraklion and soon afterwards we arrive at Knossos archaeological area. The entrance of Knossos is 6€, there we will stay for one and a half hour and a professional guide will give a tour inside Minoa's Palace. After the tour is over we visit Heraklion town. In Heraklion we will stay for two hours. If you want you can visit the archaelogical museum at the city center. The museum hosts the most important collection of Minoan art and the entrance for it is 4€. Afterwards, we enter the bus and by 18:15 we are back to Chania and to Maleme village.


*The excursion to Knossos is every Wednesday and Sunday

Prices Bus  Ticket Knossos Entrance & Archaeological Museum
Adults 39€ 16€
Teenagers 12-17yrs
Children 6-12yrs 20€ Free

Free entrance at Knossos and the museum for all teenagers up to 18 yrs old.


Bus Stops- Pick up points

Chania- Golden Beach- Agioi Apostoloi- Daratso- Kalamaki- Stalos- Agia Marina- Platanias- Gerani- Pyrgos Psylonerou- Maleme- Tavronitis- Rapaniana- Kolymbari.



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