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Knossos Private Family Friendly Guided Tour

    If you are looking for the perfect option for an archaeological tour in Crete look no further than the ancient Minoan capital Knossos. Your kids will love our Knossos private family friendly guided tour to the Palace of King Minos as it will bring their knowledge of Greek mythology to life.

    Admire the legendary Palace of Knossos, connected with the story of Daedalus and Icarus, the labyrinth, where the fearsome Minotaur used to live, and the love story of Theseus and Ariadne. Your guide will walk you through the various rooms including the Throne Room of King Minos, the colorful frescoes of the Blue Ladies, the Central Court and the Grand Staircase etc.

    Children will marvel at the colorful frescoes featuring mythical creatures and they will wish that they could sit on the impressive throne in the Throne Room of King Minos.

    During the Knossos private family friendly guided tour, the kids will let their imaginations run wild at the thought of being at the heart of Theseus and Minotaur’s story, while parents can enjoy a little romance as they get lost in the love story of Theseus and Ariadne. The colorful frescoes situated around the palace should not be missed.

    The tour lasts between 90-120 minutes and is perfectly combined with the new guiding tool The Palace of Knossos 3D app.  You may reserve tablets for your family and use the technology to visualize the amazing architecture of the Palace and experience an unforgettable time travel back in the Minoan era!

    Before you plan your visit to Knossos, we highly suggest you have a look at some Greek mythology stories such as Theseus and the Minotaur, Icarus and Daedalous. Trust us, there is no doubt that this will  prove fascinating for your kids. Kids Love Knossos app is the best way to do it!

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    Heraklion Archaeology Museum

    Our guide will also accompany you to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. If you are worried that the kids might get bored here, don’t be! 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?

    Families should know

    • The duration of the family guided tour in the Palace of Knossos is 90-120 minutes. Before or after you will visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion which is around 20 min by car (it is in the outskirts of Heraklion).
    • Knossos is one of the top attractions for kids in Crete and it is a great place to extend your child’s education on Greek Mythology. It’s important to set your child’s expectations that there is no maze as this is just a part of the myth.
    • Ensure that you bring plenty of water and sun protection as the majority of the site is not protected from the sun.
    • There are stairs in some parts which may not be suitable for younger children and are not suitable for strollers.
    • Our child-friendly tours are available in a number of languages.
    • A tour guide is invaluable when visiting the palace as there is little in the way of signage so you having someone to answer questions is one of the many benefits of having a tour guide in Greece.
    • Your tour guide will also tell you of when is the best time of the day to visit The Palace of Knossos so as to avoid the crowds.In any case, if you visit the area in summer, it would be good to avoid the midday hours (12.00 – 16.00) due to high temperatures. Avoid the weekends as it can be crowded. During the summer months, there are usually long queues at the ticket counters. We suggest arriving relatively early in the morning.
    • We recommend you buy some water before entering the archaeological site
    • Do not forget your hat and sunscreen, especially during the summer months when the sun is quite intense and shade is scarce.
    • Unfortunately, for the restoration of the palace, cement has been used in several places.
    Address: The Palace of Knossos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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    Kids will love

    • The famous labyrinth where Minotaur and Theseus had the fight
    • The Throne Room of King Minos

    Parents will love

    • Beautiful frescoes
    • Helping the kids learn about Ancient Greece
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    • We absolutely loved this private guided tour to Knossos! We booked in advance with Kids Love Greece and we were all very excited about it! Kids Love Greece team was so professional during our communication and booking process.
      Our guide was fantastic and knowledgeable! Her passion and enthusiasm were clear throughout! The tour was interesting from start to finish and all the kids were kept engaged and focused during the whole duration of the tour!
      Highly recommeded! Kids Love Greece are indeed amazing! We will definetely book other guided tours with them when visiting other parts of Greece!

      • Thank you so much for your lovely review. It means the world to us that you enjoyed your tour in Knossos. Our guides are indeed passionate and very knowledgeable and love working with children like yours! Thank you so much and we cannot wait to have you in other tours one day soon.

    • Excellent idea! Intriguing not for both old and young crowds! Unique as always! Thank you!

    • We’ re missing Greece already! Our tour was great. Kali was a great guide. The kids enjoyed themselves as did my wife and I.

    • Inquiring about a Knossos Private Family Friendly Guided Tour for the week of 6/27-7/1. There will be 4 of us, kids age almost 4 and 7

      • Dear Leah, thank you for your message. Maria Giannouli sent you an email with all the details of our family-friendly tour of the Palace of Knossos. Looking forward to hearing back from you. Katerina

    • Dear Sir/Madam,

      Planning our vacation in Crete this year, I was happy to find your site. We are a family of 3 (2 adults and 1 child (8 years old)).

      Could you please send more information and availability to the following tours?

      Knossos Private Family Friendly Guided Tour
      Date: August 29th, 2022 (Monday)
      Time: only in the morning
      1. What is the price of the tour?
      2. Does it include the ticket? If not, can you also arrange in advance?
      3. What time does the tour start?
      4. Where is the meeting point? Or do you pick up at the hotel in Heraklion?

      Family Sailing in Elounda
      Date: August 31st, 2022 (Wednesday)
      1. What is the price for this tour? And what is the time of the tour?
      2. Where is the departure place? Or do you pick up at the hotel (on this day we will be staying close to Agios Nikolaos)?

      How is the procedure for booking with you? And what are the cancelation policies?

      Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

      Yours sincerely,

      • Dear Cecilia,
        Thank you so much for being our reader. We’re glad you’re interested in our “Knossos Private Family Friendly Guided Tour” and our “Family Sailing in Elounda” tours. Both tours are among the must-dos in Crete and highly recommended for kids of all ages! One of our team members, Maria Giannouli has already sent you more info about both tours via email.
        On behalf of Kids Love Greece.

    • Hello
      I’m looking for a private guide preferably in Polish, if not English is fine for me and my 2 daughters for this week except Thursday.

      Kind regards

      • Hi Barbara, thank you for your message. There are a few guides who could do a tour in Polish, however, you will need to book them well in advance. I am so sorry we cannot be able to help you with such short notice. All the best!


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