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Half day guided tour Heraklion

Your stay in Crete and in Heraklion city is never complete without a visit to Knossos Palace. With this half day tour from Heraklion town you will visit Knossos Palace which is the most visited place of Crete and the birtplace of minoan civilizationand the origin of the myth of labyrinth . It contains the largest of the Minoan palaces which dated back to 2000 B.C. that has been partially restored. Excavated in the early 20th century by the great English archaiologist Arthur Evans.
The ruins and rebuilt parts belong to the last and largest Minoan Palace, the labyrinth of Knossos. Built 3700 years ago, is over 1000 pieces. This palace was even a health system and was decorated with impressive murals. The throne of King Minos is still intact.
Continue the half day tour with a visit to the capital of Crete, Heraklion. The town of Heraklion is the largest urban centre of Crete, the capital of the region of Crete and the economic centre of the island. Since the Minoan period the town of Heraklion became the host of varied cultures and civilizations whose indelible marks are visible in the form of fountains, castles, walls, palaces and other monuments.

The guide will accompany you for a walk through the streets of Daedalos from the site of the Fountain of Lions, the Loggia and the Church of Titus.
Then you have free time to explore the city yourself or for shopping.