During this private family guided tour of Knossos, you’ll learn all about the history of the site, as well as the myths connected with it such as the Minotaur and the Labyrinth. After leaving, you’ll then take part in a private pottery workshop where the kids will love the hands-on experience. This tour is a great introduction to Crete!
Private Family Tour of Knossos
Your private tour of Knossos begins when you meet our guide at the archaeological site of Knossos (hotel pickup also available if you do not have a hire car). As a fully licensed guide you will find that they have expert knowledge of this impressive Minoan palace, as well as Greek Mythology. They have also been hand-picked by the Kids Love Greece team because of their excellent ability to relate to kids and make the tour fun for everyone!
As you are led through the site, you will discover that the Palace of Knossos was the center of a powerful civilization that dominated the Mediterranean 3500 years ago. You’ll also learn about the Greek myths connected with the site such as Theseus and the Minotaur. In fact, some people think that the Palace of Knossos may have been the Labyrinth itself. Will you be able to find your way back out again? Don’t worry, our guide will show the way!
Private Pottery Workshop
After you have finished your tour of the Palace of Knossos, we’ll pick you up from the archaeological site and drive you by private mini-van to the beautiful Cretan Village of Thrapsanos. As you pass by other villages along the way, your guide will explain a little of the history and the culture of the area, which will be great preparation for the second part of the activity – your pottery workshop!
Under the guidance of a local craftsperson, you will find out about the process of creating pots and vases, as well as having the opportunity to make your own. If you’ve never tried pottery before, this activity will prove to be a memorable experience, and the kids will absolutely love it. Who knows, maybe they will acquire a new hobby for later in life?
Looking to really maximize your time in Heraklion, Crete? Why not combine our private family guided tour of Knossos plus the private pottery workshop with 2 other great tours that we offer. The most popular addition is to add on the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Heraklion city walking food tour (another 4 hours). Another alternative would be a cooking class for more hands-on fun that the kids will love. Contact the Kids Love Greece team today for more details!
Families should know
The tour is about 4 hours long