We depart from Chania area bound for Heraklion Town and the archeological site of Knossos, the Palace of King Minos. The myths of the Minotaur and Daedalus & Ikarus related to Knossos still excite the imagination.

You will be impressed by the high technical knowledge of the Minoans revealed by the architectural and structural features of the Palace, such as skylights and “polythyra”, the use beams to reinforce the masonry, the complex drainage and water supply network. Then we head to the city of Heraklion, where you can admire the Venetian fortress of Koules and the Shipyards, the Morozini fountain (the "Lions") and the Loggia building as well as you can visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.

Duration: 6 to 8+ hours  Distance: 290+ km  Driving time: approximately 4 hours