Entering the Great Palace through the West Court, one can easily understand why the legend of the labyrinth grew up here. It takes about one hour and a half to walk around the site and explore all the parts of the Palace. During this walking tour you may admire in the superb Royal Quarters the Throne room with an Antechamber and main throne and the Queen’s Quarters whose wall above the entrance door is decorated with a copy of the famous dolphin frescos. Apart from the Royal Palace there are also other buildings included in the site such as the Small Palace, the House of the High Priest and the Caravanserai.
We shall continue our tour with a visit to the very interesting and traditional settlement of Arolithos. In this village you will have the opportunity to see how people used to live in the past. There is a museum in the village, which displays the equipment people used in their numerous tasks during the day. Walking through the narrow, colorful alleys of the village you reach the main square of the village, where under the shade of a plane tree you will taste various Greek snacks and the local spirit RAKI. After the refreshments you may stroll around the narrow streets of Arolithos and get acquainted with the typical life of a Cretan village.
Departures: 08:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - There is extensive walking involved in this tour. Please wear comfortable shoes.