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Ancient Knossos & Cretan Wine Experience (5 Hours)

Travel2Greece by Travelive

Heraklion, Greece

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Ancient Knossos & Cretan Wine Experience (5 Hours )

Heraklion, Greece

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Explore the ancient ruins of the magnificent Minoan Palace of Knossos which stands south of the outskirts of the city of Heraklion, on the hill of Kephala and learn about the thrilling legends that surround its rich history. The palace was undoubtedly the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture, and your local guide will talk about the archaeological excavations that have been conducted there and describe in detail the maze of workrooms, living spaces, and storerooms. You will also hear about the numerous important discoveries, restorations and construction the archaic palace has undergone as a result of the islands devastating earthquakes.

From the palace, you will then visit a long-established winery and its vast vineyard, where you will you will enjoy the warm hospitality from the owners who will give you an interesting tour of the estate and a fascinating glimpse into the production of wine, starting with the selection of the grapes and ending with bottling the finished wine before organizing a light lunch and exclusive wine tasting experience where you will sample their excellent organic wines.

Please note:

  • Crete is Greece’s largest island so pay special attention to the location of the tours you choose.

  • Check with your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for holidays or week days where museums and archaeological sites may be closed.

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Travel2Greece is a luxury On-Site specializing in handcrafted vacations to mainland Greece and its breathtaking islands. Greece is a remarkable destination with countless options for every type of traveler. Guests can experience historical and modern Athens, Mykonos' famous beaches and nightlife, romantic Santorini including a private sunset yacht cruise, and the sheer diversity offered in Crete. Customizing a stay on a private yacht is an exhilarating way to explore the lesser known islands with complete flexibility and unparalleled relaxation. Greece's diverse mainland and 6000 islands are available to discover–let’s start planning today!

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Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2018

We realize our trip was only as enjoyable as the many layers of details set up prior to our departure. We had many many transfers on our recent family trip to Greece and every driver was on time, friendly, professional in dress and demeanor, and proficient in English. Our local guides were knowledgeable and informative....and willing to tailor our excursions to our personal interests and time line. We could not have been happier with our hotel selections. Our Villa in Naxos was a dream come-true in every-way. Beautiful secure, well maintained Villa and surrounding grounds. The location provided privacy and proximity to activities, and restaurants with a staff (that became like family) on site-24/7. A overwhelmingly positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker