Minoan Private tour
4 to 5 hours

  • Knossos Palace, Heraklion Crete
    Knossos Palace, Heraklion Crete
  • Wall painting, Minoan Palace
    Wall painting, Minoan Palace
  • Cretan Dakos
    Cretan Dakos
The Minoan Art , history & Culture come in combination with the MINOAN CUSINE & NUTRITION , offering to the clients a complete taste of Minoan Crete.
Approximately 5 hours.

Only few kilometers south of Heraklion, Knossos, the capital of King Minos and the center of the magnificent Minoan civilization is located.
Our visit here , will take us a step back in time and some 4000 years, 2000 BC.Knossos and her Palace, famous throughout the world through the myths of Europa, the Minotaur, the Labyrinth and Theseus, Daedalus and Ikarus, will open us a window to the most ancient civilization of Europe and its reality you can’t miss.
Knossos’ architectural feats include several storey buildings (first in the world) with light wells and bathrooms, impressive pillars and an ingenuous drainage system, aqueducts, irrigation systems, paved roads and magnificent frescoes. All these will impress you and show an advanced beautiful jewelry and a way of life you never thought possible in the dawn of history.
 
In Heraklion we visit the the town’s famous Archeological Museum, situated in the center of the city. The visit to the museum provides a very good knowledge of the masterpieces in specially designed wing, with selected items, the most representative  each period.
At the end of the tour we taste the famous Minoan Menu , at the local tavern situated close to Minoan Palace ‘’ Pasiphae’’.
The menu is an old Minoan Recipe based on the Cretan Diet.

RESTAURANT – MINOAN MENU:
Appetizers:
Skim – milk cheese pie
“DAKOS” – traditional rusk with tomato, olive oil, goat cheese & oregano
Main Course:
Boiled sheep with rice in soup
Minoan green salad, with fresh vegetables
Minoan recipe with potatoes, pies & meat
Dessert:
Minoan dessert (barley, sesame, honey, almond, dry grapes)
Raki