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Private Tour: First Entrance Knossos Fully Guided Tour with Tickets Included

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2 hours

Private Tour

Why take this private tour?

The ancient island of Crete has a history as long as time immemorial. A thriving Bronze Age society and a waterfall of advanced civilization have led to a view into Greece’s longstanding cultural heritage. On this incredible archaeological adventure, join a local expert guide as you explore the ruins of the site coined, “The Oldest City in Europe” - Knossos. As your guide reveals the secrets of these ancient people, their public systems, architectural feats, and thriving, prolific culture, escape the present time to stand among the bustling city some (est.) 9,000 years ago. This tour is a private experience with the added benefit of being for your group only, led by a private local guide. These private experiences enjoy a more intimate setting along with the ability to tour at your desired pace.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Guaranteed departure
  • Created with Sketch.Better than skip-the-line tickets - first entrance of the day with no queue (Covid Note: Site is only accessible to a limited number of people at one time).
  • Created with Sketch.Beat the heat & the crowds
  • Created with Sketch.Fully guided tour including inside areas inaccessible to larger groups
  • Created with Sketch.Tickets to Knossos archaeological site included
  • Created with Sketch.Headsets included from the first participant

Health & Safety Standards

At Walks we take your health and the health of our community seriously. To accomplish this, we have set a series of standards that will be implemented across every tour;

  • Walks has been certified by SanseeShield.com
  • We use and offer hand sanitizer before, during, and after all tours
  • Walks Guides have received health & safety training, are self-monitoring temperatures daily, and trained in group social distancing practices
  • Masks will be worn and are available if you do not have one
  • If headsets are needed, they are disinfected at the beginning and end of your experience
  • All Walks tours are always small groups to give you the maximum comfort and safety

Morning under the sun as it illuminates an ancient Greek city

Let our local expert guide take you back to the wattle and daub village that once was. Enter the world through the material culture left behind - a bevy of archaeological remains, knives and arrowheads, animal and human figurines used in daily worship. Travel through the centuries via expert storytelling and your imagination coupled with the physical remnants of palaces and residences excavated to the present day. Learn of the rites and rituals as you pass through thousands of years of history. Touch on the various well-known myths surrounding key figures in Greek mythology - including Minos, the famed King who once resided in the Cretian palace at Knossos. Pause in the Roman period when the city fell to Roman rule and became the prototype of...

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Let our local expert guide take you back to the wattle and daub village that once was. Enter the world through the material culture left behind - a bevy of archaeological remains, knives and arrowheads, animal and human figurines used in daily worship. Travel through the centuries via expert storytelling and your imagination coupled with the physical remnants of palaces and residences excavated to the present day. Learn of the rites and rituals as you pass through thousands of years of history. Touch on the various well-known myths surrounding key figures in Greek mythology - including Minos, the famed King who once resided in the Cretian palace at Knossos. Pause in the Roman period when the city fell to Roman rule and became the prototype of a conquered Roman city - and hear of the discoveries still awaiting excavation.

As you draw closer to the present, learn of another Minos, the ametuer archeologist and local Creteian who rediscovered the city in 1878. As you walk along the ancient ruins, the city and its people will come to life once again.

  • Sites Visited
  • Knossos
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided private walking tour
  • Ticket - First entrance into Knossos
Price varies by group size