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Private Tour to Knossos and Archaeological Museum or Shopping from Heraklion
"Meet your private guide outside Heraklion Port and hop on your private mini-bus heading to the Minoan Palace of Knossos. The archaeological site of Knossos is located 3 miles southeast of the city of Heraklion. It is considered Europe's oldest city dating back to the Neolithic times (6000 B.C.). On the ruins of the Neolithic settlement was built the first Minoan palace (1900 B.C.) under the dynasty of Minos. After its destruction in 1700 B.C a new palace was built in its place. After this period the Minoan civilization was at its peak and Knossos was the most important city-state. The site was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. The excavations in Knossos began in 1900 by the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and his team and they carried on for 35 years. After a fascinating tour through the Minoan Palace of Knossos which will leave you breathless as you wonder over the technology and the facilities of that period you will board the coach onto Heraklion
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Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
From EUR84.00
 
Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
From EUR84.00

More Sports & Outdoors in Prefecture of Heraklion

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Football

I was very happy when I found the soccer stadium in the east side of Hersonissos. You just came on designated times in the afternoon and played for an hour or so. It wasn´t expensive and if there...
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15 Epimenidou Street, , Heraklion, Prefecture of H
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Paralia Pefki, Pefkos, 85107, Greece
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, Gournes Pediados, 715 00, Greece
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75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, 71306, Greece
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Pefki Lindos, Pefkos, 85107, Greece
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2, Sof. Venizelou Str. and M. Agarathou, Heraklion, 71202, Greece
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Top Things to Do in Prefecture of Heraklion

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Heraklion (City)

Iraklion (Heraclio) is a proper working city where tourism is important but Greek life and business is the main order of the day. Fashion wear, technology shops and private and public offices can all...
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Knossos

Knossos Palace is the legendary site of Theseus fighting the Minotaur, Ariadne and her ball of string, Daedalus the architect and doomed Icarus of the wax wings: how many of us dream Minoan dreams and...
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Agia Triada

Agίa Triáda lies on a hill about 3km from Festόs (as you pass the car park of Festόs take the next right turn (sign posted) you will reach the end of the road and see the large brown...
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Hersonissos

Coming a 2nd only to Malia, Hersonissos is a hive of Bars and night clubs. There are some good restaurants and tavernas and various sections of sandy or pebbly beaches and rocky outcrops we had a walk...
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Gouves

We were stopping in Gouves so as the Crete Aquarium was nearby we decided to make it our first stop on our first day. It's €8 for Adults and €6 for children so it is a little on the pricy side as far...
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Matala

The caves at Mátala were carved out in the 2nd century bc and would have been tombs. Some have carved niches were the body’s would have been lain. In The 1960’s and 70’s Mátala was swamped by Hippy’s...
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Top 5 Prefecture of Heraklion Writers

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Balam

"In Search of the Minatour"
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snorril

"Wonderful Crete"
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Maria250

"Analipsi"
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Irine_29

"Heraklio, of the Heart..."
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Jawnuta

"Arkalohori - town in Heraklion Prefecture"
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