Knossos is the landmark of Crete; the place where myth meets history. Knossos was the capital of the Minoan state, which was the first European civilization. Here you will have a guided tour and you will learn about King Minos, his daughter Ariadne, and of course, the mythical Minotaur that lived in a maze, the so-called Labyrinth. The marvelous architectural plan of Daedalus, the rare and luxurious materials, the advanced techniques of construction, the elaborate drainage system and the size of the palace make it one of the most amazing sights on the island.
On our getting back, we will have a short stop at a traditional winery, where we can taste the exquisite quality of its wine.
At the end of day, we will visit the capital of Crete, Heraklion. The city is full of exquisite Venetian monuments, fortresses and city walls, public buildings, archaeological, historical and Christian museums. The fishing port bears the air of the Orient and the variety of shops and stores gives you the opportunity to shop, while in the modern cafés you will enjoy your coffee or lunch.