Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum
Knossos was the court of the legendary King Minos, whose wife Pasiphae gave birth to the Minotaur, half-bull, half-man. The excavations on the site were begun by the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and his team in 1893 and lasted 35 years.
Entering the Great Palace through the West Court, it is easy to understand why the legend of the labyrinth originated here. It takes about one hour and a half to walk around the site and explore all the parts of the Palace. During this walking tour, admire in the superb Royal Quarters the Throne room with an Antechamber and main throne and the Queen’s Quarters whose wall above the entrance door is decorated with a copy of the famous dolphin frescoes. Apart from the Royal Palace there are also other buildings included in the site such as the Small Palace, the House of the High Priest and the Caravanserai.
This excursion also includes a visit to one of the most interesting and richest museums in the world, the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion. This Museum houses nearly all the finds from the Minoan era including the marvelous frescoes form the Royal Palace of Knossos.
Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be announced onboard.
Sunscreen, hats and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Port: Heraklion, Crete
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 149 USD