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Discover the Wonders of the Palace of Knossos in Private Tour

    Embark on an exciting tour of the Palace of Knossosone of the most famous archeological sites in all of Crete. Myths, mysteries and magical stories flow all around this enchanting place, one that’s sure to be a highlight of your trip. Fun and interesting for the whole family, watch the ancient world come to life on this immersive tour!

    The center of the Minoan civilization, Knossos is believed to be one of the oldest cities in Europe. This ancient wonder has a long and fantastic history, taking a starring role in some of Greece’s most famous legends. Now, it’s a great place to step back in time and get a feel for the old world — infusing your trip to Crete with some great Greek history.

    After making your way to the site, your guide will take you around some special points of interest. They’ll tell you some of the iconic myths connected to the palace, including that of Daedalus and Icarus, the Minotaur and the Labyrinth, and Theseus and Ariadne. 

    In addition, you’ll also be able to use an iPad while touring the site, loaded with a special system that will show you how the palace would have looked thousands of years ago. It’s a perfect way of getting the kids engaged, and sharing with them the many wonders of the ancient era.

    An exciting tour for all, this family friendly excursion is the best way to experience the Palace of Knossos.

    The combination of Knossos 3D app with a live tour guide will transform your family visit to the Palace of Knossos into an unforgettable time traveling experience!

    As for your kids, do not forget to download the Kids Love Knossos app! Offering them the opportunity to listen to all the fascinating Greek mythology tales such as Theseus and the Minotaur and Icarus and Daedalous, narrated by Glaucus a young Minoan boy, is the best gift you could give them prior to your visit to this amazing archaeological site.

    Families should know

    • Combining the Knossos 3D app with a family guided tour is strongly recommended since it will maximize your visit to the archaeological site
    • The Kids Love Knossos app is the best way for you to prepare your kids for your visit to the Palace of Knossos
    • The tablets are available for rent to all visitors of the Palace of Knossos
    • You need to book your tablet(s) prior to your visit to the Palace of Knossos
    • A representative of our trusted partners will be waiting for you at the entrance of the archaeological site so as to hand you over the tablet(s) and collect them at the end of your visit
    • The menu of the Knossos 3D app is in English
    • You are free to select the number of tablets you wish to book irrespective of the number of your family’s members
    • The reconstruction of the temples and status is purely based on scientific studies and archaeological evidences
    • The tour of the Palace of Knossos can be combined with a visit to the Archeological Museum of Heraklion or with a Private Ceramic Workshop in the center of Heraklion
    Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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    Kids will love

    • The thrill of a virtual time travel
    • Opening virtual door and entering in hidden rooms
    • Watching the fascinating sport of ‘taurokathapsia’ in 3D animation

    Parents will love

    • Experiencing an unforgettable visit to the Palace of Knossos
    • Visualizing this glorious Palace in its primary shape
    • Moving virtually inside the rooms and chambers
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    Best season to visit

    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter
    • spring
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