Knossos Crete – Tips for Visitors
Day tours to the site can be taken from most capitals on the
island, with a pick up from your hotel. Some tours combine the visit to
Knossos with lunch and a visit to another part of the island, or to the
museum. One advantage of these tours is the local guide with endless
Knossos Full Day Tour from your hotel - including the Heraklion Archaeological Museum - full tour time is 8 hours - will vary in price from different locations on the island; 40-60 Euro per adult.
Knossos Half Day Tour from your hotel - including the town of Heraklion - tour time is 5.5-6 hours - varies in price depending on your hotel location; 40-55 Euro per adult.
There is a local bus that will drop off and pick up at Knossos, it is easy to catch from El Greco park stop on 25th August Street in downtown Heraklion. This is not far from the Liondaria. Take Bus No. 2. marked 'Knossos'.
See our history pages about Knossos:
The Hotel Lato is a good central hotel in Heraklion, from here you can be picked up or take bus or taxi to Knossos Crete.
Here is a good tip for those with a tight itinerary in Crete. If you are landing at Heraklion airport, take a taxi to the lovely rural village of Archanes (12 km).
Stay overnight in the delightful studios Arhontiko Studios Archanes then take a taxi early in the morning to Knossos Crete, which is 10 km down country roads.
This will ensure you miss the crazy, busy Heraklion, and see one
of the wonders of this island without any stress or hassle. Now that is
the way to start your holiday in Crete!