Knossos Private Tour

Knossos Private Τour

1,30 Hours Up to 10 People Difficulty: Easy

Where the European civilization began.

This tour is available in the following languages: English - German - French - Italian - Russian Visit the Palace of Knossos, the famous maze of the Greek mythology, with a Licensed Guide, in a small group of up to 10 people. Make the most of your visit in Knossos and the Archeological museum by hiring a private guided tour. The benefits of having your own private guide are important. First of all you will visit the sites the best time of the day and distance your private guided tour away from big groups . You will enjoy a detailed perspective and you can ask as many questions as you like and will not feel rushed. Depending on your interests our expert guides will focus on archeology, history, art, and also mythology of the bronze age of Crete in both Knossos as well as the Archeological museum. Our friendly guides will provide you with the best experience so you will appreciate both of your visits to Knossos as well as the Archeological museum and your visit will be memorable. It is the biggest Minoan Palace of Crete, and lots of its architectural features were copied in the rest of the Minoan Palaces. The building is built around a big rectangular central yard, and extends towards every direction, multi-floored and quite complicated in places. Within its premises, different in use rooms and buildings were discovered such as: a vast number of storage rooms and hundreds of ‘pithoi’ jars in them, potters' workshops, stone carvers' workshops, metal makers' areas, shrines and temples, ‘lustral basins’ or purification rooms, a throne room with a marble throne, staircases and living quarters.

Choose your prefered language

Our guides are fluent in the following languages: Greek, English, French, German, Italian and Russian.

Licensed Guides

Our licensed guides will take you back in time as this is where European civilization began 4000 years ago.

Tour Itinerary

Meeting point
You will meet your guide at the entrance of the Palace of Knossos in the area of the tourist guides. The guide will have a sign with your name on it.
West entrance of the palace
Information about the historical periods.
History of the excavations.
Introduction in the Cretan mythology
Throne room
We will visit the throne room to see the authentic throne of King Minos who was the son of Zeus and Europe according to mythology.
Royal quarters
We will talk about the luxurious domestic quarters of king Minos and queen Pasiphae.
The Minotaur
From archeology we will go into mythology as this is where the legend of the minotaur was inspired.

Tour Pricing

Knossos Private Τour
Up to 10 People
  • 1.30 Hours
  • Easy
  • Licensed Guide


Tour of Knossos for educational group.
The tour of Knossos by the Tourist Guides of Crete was great. The tour guide connected with the group and shared lots of relevant information through engaging story telling. The tour guide was empathetic, polite and well prepared. Organizing the tour was easy and there was flexibility on the side of the tour guide, given that the weather might have affected our visit to Knossos. Thank you for a great experience.
May 2023

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