Knossos was once the center of the powerful Minoan civilization that ruled the Mediterranean. Buried for thousands of years, excavations began in 1900, and the theory emerged that this complex might have been the home of legendary King Minos. Perhaps the maze-like palace might even have been the Labyrinth itself, where the half man, half bull Minotaur used to roam. Are you ready for a family mythological experience to find out more?
Knossos – Was this the Labyrinth?
Our Percy Jackson Tour of Knossos is the perfect way to get a deeper understanding of this outstanding archaeological site. In the company of our fully licensed, friendly and engaging guide, you will take a trip into the past, where myth, legend, and history merge together. The truth may lay somewhere in the middle!
Knossos features in many Greek myths and legends. One is about King Minos who kept the Minotaur in a maze underneath the palace. As you walk around the site, our guide will describe the journey that Theseus undertook to slay this monster – and how his return had a tragic ending. You will also hear of how Hercules captured the Cretan Bull as one of his 12 Labors amongst many other stories. Percy Jackson fans will know that the Minotaur features in the books and films, and as you walk around the site, you will see how important the symbol of the bull was to the Minoans.
Hearing these Greek Myths in perhaps the very place where some of them originated from is a fun experience, especially when combined with the interactive games and puzzles we have in store for you! But that’s not all…
Heraklion Archaeology Museum
Our guide will also accompany you to the Heraklion archaeological museum. If you are worried that the kids might get bored here, don’t be! The whole purpose of our Percy Jackson tours is to make sure that everyone enjoys their time, and the artefacts and exhibits will be explained in a way that is both fun and insightful. There’s even a chance for the kids to decipher a mysterious lost language that has confused archaeologists for years. Will your kids be the ones to read the inscription on the Phaistos Disc and reveal to the world its secrets?
More Percy Jackson Tours of Greece
Kids Love Greece have a selection of Percy Jackson tours you might be interested in when planning your next family vacation in Greece. For people staying in Athens, our full day Percy Jackson Acropolis and Temple of Poseidon Tour, Delphi Day Trip, and Corinth + Epidaurus tours will be of interested. Families staying in the pretty town of Nafplion might also like to take our Greek Mythology tour of Olympia. For more information on planning a family vacation in Greece, contact our team today.
Disclaimer: The Percy Jackson tour to Greece and its promotion are not sponsored by Rick Riordan or Disney*Hyperion and they specifically disclaim any legal obligations or responsibilities for the tour.
Families should know
Does not include entrance fees
Kids will love
Listening to stories of the fearsome Minotaur
Walking around the ruins of ancient city
See if they can decipher the Phaistos disc!
Parents will love
A unique, private guided tour of Knossos
A fun and engaging way to visit the museum
Insights into ancient cultures
Learning more about Greek mythology
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