HERAKLION FOR FAMILIES: Private Shore Excursions

  • Why book with us
  • We are extremely focused on delivering excellent personal experiences. In contrast to group shore tours, our private tours offer a far more personalized and enjoyable experience
  • We will make sure that you will be picked up and return on time to the ship by a private transfer service
  • We will provide you with detailed information on how to easily find our local representative including where they will be standing, what sign they will be holding, their local telephone numbers and more


First Activity: Explore the Majestic Palace of Knossos* (2 hours)

Embark on an exciting tour of the Majestic Palace of Knossos – one of the most spectacular archeological sites in all of Crete. Once the center of the Minoan civilization, Knossos is believed to be one of the oldest cities in Europe.

●     Learn about some of the iconic myths connected to the palace and the stories about legendary characters like Daedalus and Icarus, the Minotaur in the Labyrinth, and Theseus and Ariadne.

●     This exciting tour includes iPads that reveal how the palace would have looked in all its glory thousands of years ago.

Second Activity: Discover the Treasures of the Heraklion Archeological Museum (2 hours)

If you’re passionate about history, take a tour of one of the best museums in all of Greece and discover its precious treasures.

From the majestic Palace of Knossos to valuable relics of the Minoan civilization like the famous Phaistos Disc, this museum houses a world-class collection of artifacts from all around Crete.

Dive head-first into a world of ancient wonder, fascinating history, and cultural delights.


●     Admission tickets to Knossos and Museum

●     Personal expenses


●     If your kids are Percy Jackson fans, we can also offer a fun Percy Jackson Tour while in Heraklion.

●     You can add a visit to a Mosaic workshop in Heraklion city center or even replace the Museum with the workshop, which is around 2 hours.

Duration: 4-5 hours including time for transportation



First Activity: Explore the Majestic Palace of Knossos* (2 hours)

See above

Second Activity: The Flavors of Heraklion Food Tour (3 hours)

Get to know the delicious Cretan cuisine you have probably heard so much about in the Flavors of Heraklion Food Tour. A local family-friendly guide will walk you around the town, with stops at the local stores so you can try their delicious produce.

●     The stops will offer you enough food to replace a meal.

●     You can taste mouth-watering Greek delicacies like freshly-made bougatsa, a variety of local cheese, and scrumptious pies.

●     Throughout the entire food tour, you’ll be able to explore the marvelous sites of Heraklion at your leisure.


Kindly inform us of any special dietary restrictions, allergies, or food intolerances.


●     Admission tickets to Knossos

●     Personal expenses

Duration: 5-6 hours including time for transportation

For more information please contact us.

Families should know

  • Pick up and drop off to the port is included.
  • The tours and the duration can be fully customized according to your availability, needs and interests.
  • We can recommend a suitable place for lunch and make the reservation for you.
Address: Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Best season to visit

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