Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

The tour to Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is a more fulfilling experience, an ideal tour for the travelers that want to see the site of Knossos and the artefacts of the Minoan collection of the museum.

Just after the guided tour of the palace of Knossos head for the city of Heraklion in order to visit the recently reorganized museum and admire the wealth of the Minoan treasures.

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is the largest museum of Crete and one of the most important museums in Greece.

It houses representative artefacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The recently reorganized Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art, many of them true masterpieces. The archeological Museum of Heraklion is a highlight of the city and definitely a must for those who want to understand the level of the Minoan civilization.

The museum, located in the town centre, was built between 1933 and 1940 by architect Patroklos Karantinos in the area where in the past the Roman Catholic Franciscan monastery was, which unfortunately was destroyed by a devastating earthquake back in 1856.

The main building of the museum was closed for interior renovation from November 2006 to May 2013 with a small temporary exhibition remaining opened. The archeologists reorganized the Minoan collection, making the museum of Heraklion one of the most interesting of the world.

Meet your qualified licensed guide at the entrance of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum  or Knossos (depending on the number of groups visiting the sites we can use as starting point one of the two sites – Knossos or the museum – and enjoy a visit of the highlights of Heraklion).

Being in a small group of maximum of 5 participants you will be able to move around at the site of Knossos and the museum and with the help of the qualified guide you will avoid the crowds and the other groups. The Knossos and Museum combined tour will be ideal for the guests that want to see as much as possible. Please note that you can take advantage of the combined ticket (available in both sites) with a total cost of 16 euro per adult, or 10 euro for seniors over 65 years of age.

Meet your licensed qualified guide for both highlights of the Minoan civilization in Heraklion, Knossos palace and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Make arrangements and meet a qualified guide for both highlights of the Minoan civilization in Heraklion, Knossos palace and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

The cost of the tour is 250 euro and refers to the cost of the guide for a private tour . ( with all taxes and  24% VAT included)

Duration :  Estimate  the duration of the  guided tour of Knossos, to  1 hour and 30 min and the tour of the museum of Heraklion ( Minoan collection ), to  1 hour and 30 min . For  an extended  guided tour for guests  with special interest in archeaology , please contact us  at   to make an appointment ( at a convenient time to avoid the groups ) and to inform you about the cost.

Group capacity: Maximum participants up to 5. For a larger group, please contact us at

Skip the line entrance can be arranged, we can of course pre-buy the tickets for your party, please add the details ( number of participants and ages ) when you make your booking .

If you need transportation arrangements, for a more fulfilling experience, please let us know, in order to inform you about the cost. We can send you a secure link (ssl to proceed to a payment with your credit card).


  • Services of a professional licensed qualified guide or an archeologist qualified guide
  • Invoice will be provided by our travel agency, Cretan Tour Experts
  • Bottle of water per person
  • Maps and plans of the site and Heraklion
  • VAT (24 %) and all taxes

Not included:

  • Entrance tickets are not included
  • Transportation not included


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