Highlights of this tour
- Palace of Knossos
- Modern Iraklion
- Optional: Iraklion Archaeological Museum
Your wheelchair accessible tour to Knossos and Iraklion starts when you are picked up at the Iraklion cruise port or your accommodation by your private driver guide. A scenic drive brings you to your destination. From there on, you discover the ancient palace of Knossos and modern Iraklion. If you desire, you can add the Iraklion Archaeological Museum to your tour. At the end of your accessible tour, your private driver brings you back to the Iraklion cruise port or your accommodation.
Knossos is the most important and famous archeological site on the island of Crete. Excavations at this site have had enormous contributions to the knowledge of the Minoan civilization. King Minos ruled over his kingdom during this period from the palace of Knossos. This palace is the place where a lot of Greek mythology originated. For example, the myth of the labyrinth with the Minotaur and the story of Daedalus and Icarus, both took place in Knossos. This complex is where reality and mythology come together.
Iraklion is the capital of Crete and is centrally located on the north coast of the island. It is a lively city. Due to its central location, good connections with the mainland and Europe, and the presence of many hotels, Iraklion is often the starting point of a Crete trip. The city offers a lot of variety; busy shopping streets, many terraces on squares, the colorful daily market, and of course, restaurants with Cretan specialties. Stroll along the harbor, the old Venetian ramparts, the market, the Morosini Fountain, the beautiful churches such as the Agios Minas and Agios Titos, the large freedom square, and the impressive archaeological museum, and you will agree: Iraklion is a beautiful city.
The Iraklion Archaeological Museum is a historical museum located in Iraklion. It is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece and is well known for the impressive collection of Minoan art.
The museum consists of 27 halls, numbered in Roman numerals. The collection includes mainly Minoan findings from Agia Triada, Archanes, Knossos, Phaestus, and Zakros, among others. There are also rooms in which Mycenaean, Doric, Ancient Greek, and Roman art are exhibited.
The complete museum is wheelchair accessible. There is an elevator that brings you to the first floor, and there are wheelchair accessible toilets. The main entrance of the museum has a ramp for easy access, and there are wheelchairs available free of charge.
Keep in mind that your driver guide can not access or tour any of the archaeological sites by local law. If you wish a guide to accompany you to tour inside the sites or museums, please let us know when booking this tour.
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