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CHQ23. Private Tour to Knossos and Archaeological Museum


  • Visit Knossos Palace and Archaeological museum
  • Private Land Rover or Mercedes Vito vehicle with English speaking driver-escort
  • Explore traditional Heraklion and Rethymnon city
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food
  • 9 - 10 Hrs Approx.

  • Distance

    300 km

  • Difficulty
  • Altitude Dif:


Pick Up Times

8:00 - 08:30

Different times upon request and according to availability.


Whole year round: Daily On Request


190.00€ Adults Aged 13-up
150.00€ Children aged from 12 and below
The prices are for group participation with minimum of 3 pax to start per vehicle

Price Includes

  • Free hotel pick up and drop off
  • Premium Land Rover or Mercedes Vito vehicle driven by multilingual escort-drivers
  • Lunch with traditional Greek platters (Meze)
  • Liability Insurance and local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Entrance fees to Knossos and Museum (20€ approximately per person)
  • Private certified guide in Knossos and Archeological Museum (cost 150-200€)
  • Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
  • Gratuities


Guided private premium day tour taking you east out to the largest city on Crete, Heraklion and to the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological museum. We are also taking you back in time to the Minoan civilisation.

Our day starts with departing from Chania around 8:00 am and heading east along the north coast by the sea. Passing the city of Rethymnon and Heraklion and continuing a short bit towards the inland of Crete until we reach the Palace of Knossos. The palace is one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world, a cradle of European culture and the center of the Minoan civilisation. Follow your certified guide (optional with extra cost) on a 2-hour tour through the fascinating story of the Minoan period and learn about the Minotaur and Ariadne. After this inspiring tour you will head to the Archaeological museum, one of Europe’s most important museums that bring together archaeological finds from all over Crete, covering over 5500 years of the island’s history. Your professional guide will talk you through the most important collection of Minoan antiquities. After the visit at the museum our escort will drive you through the city of Heraklion as we are heading towards national road to Rethymnon.

Following the national road to Rethymnon we are going to visit a traditional Greek tavern where we will have our lunch break. After the meal and driving through the city of Rethymnon we follow the national road by the sea to Chania where our day comes to an end by dropping you off to your hotel.

A unique premium historic day tour, an exciting escape from Chania to Heraklion, embraced by the renowned Greek hospitality, enjoying the sights and professional but relaxed service!!


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Don't Forget

Don’t forget your face masks, comfortable shoes, for example trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket. 

The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under age of 18 years old. Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in case of unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without any prior notice. 

Reservations must be done no later than 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made according to our cancelation policy mentioned under “Terms & Conditions”. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be granted from Uncharted Escapes. If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient number of participants or adverse weather conditions, Uncharted Escapes will refund 100% of made payments. For more information about our terms and conditions please follow this link:

Adventure Tips

The trip is ideal for everyone who's looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, for example youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.

The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone's convenience.   

When meals are included, Uncharted Escapes can arrange vegetarian alternatives, but information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, in order to find suitable alternatives if possible.

Travelers Info: COVID-19

Being always concerned about our guests’ and staff wellbeing and having as a priority your health and safety, we remain committed to our premium standards, fully complied with all necessary measures set by the Government. Always ready to welcome you, we act with responsibility. We stay up to date following the guidelines set by The World Health Organisation and the National Public Health Organisation. We know that your holidays with family and friends are very important to you, so we are here to make sure you can relax, enjoy and dream the way you want to.

In detail:

Before Your Tour:

  • We recommend that you should be at the pick-up area (your hotel or another indicated point nearby your hotel) 10 minutes prior to your pick up time. Our driver/escort will be on time to welcome you and show your seat, in order to keep social distancing guidelines.
  • Our vehicles are filled up according to governmental covid-19 law of their capacity. Those governmental laws and regulations against covid-19 infections might change, but are strictly followed at all times.
  • The body temperature and wellness of all those participating in the tour (escort, driver, staff and guests) will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or other symptoms.

On Board:

  • Please follow all the instructions given to you by your guide.
  • Sanitising dispensers are available at each vehicle.

During Your Tour:

  • Everybody that is taking part in the tour (escort, driver, guests etc...) will wear face mask throughout its duration as long as it is required by law.
  • Sealed lunch boxes will be given on some of our day tours. On day tours which include meals served at restaurants, those will be provided only at restaurants following all the applicable hygiene protocols.

Cleaning Standards:

Enhanced Vehicle Cleaning:

  • The average cleaning effort in all vehicles is doubled both during the day and after the end of each tour.
  • All sensitive touch areas such as seats, armrests, sidewalls etc. are intensively cleaned and sanitised daily before and after each tour.

Air Circulation On Board:

Our vehicles are equipped with A/C (and when used, the internal air circulation is turned to OFF) but as our safari tours are mainly operated in country side we strongly recommend the tours to be conducted with open windows for continuous fresh air circulation and to feel the freshness of the countryside.

Our Staff:

Our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures. They use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) to ensure a safe travel experience for you and themselves.

Greece is well known for its long history and unique hospitality throughout the centuries. We remain confident that our services are of high value and will provide the most memorable experience in Greece to you, your family or friends. We are looking forward to escape the ordinary with you!