HIGHLIGHTS AND AUTHENTIC CRETAN LIFE

Knossos Palace and Archanes Village with Wine Tasting Tour

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From ancient ruins to modern delights, immerse yourself in the essence of this vibrant island, with good food, good wine and traditional sites. 

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Crete: Knossos Palace and Archanes Village with Wine Tasting Tour

Our adventure begins with a seamless hotel pick-up.

As we make our way towards the vibrant city of Heraklion, our first destination awaits – the Heraklion Museum and Venetian Walls. Spend 1.5 hours delving into the depths of Cretan history and culture, as you explore the museum’s vast collection of artifacts and marvel at the imposing Venetian Walls that encircle the city.

Next, we journey back in time to the ancient city of Knossos, a place steeped in myth and legend. 

Our quest for cultural enrichment continues with a visit to Lyrarakis Winery, where the art of winemaking takes center stage. Indulge in a 45-minute tasting session, savoring the flavors of locally-produced wines amidst the scenic beauty of the Cretan countryside.

As our appetites are whetted, we venture into the charming village of Archanes for a leisurely stroll and a sumptuous lunch. We will spend approximately 2 hours meandering through its quaint streets, soaking in the ambiance of this idyllic locale, and indulging in the delectable flavors of Cretan cuisine.

As the day draws to a close, we bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Crete and embark on the journey back to your hotel. 

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1. Heraklion Archaeological Museum

A beautiful and modern museum with must-see items, like the famous Minoan Snake Goddess and the Bull-Leaping Fresco, combined with a walk around the Venetian Walls.

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2. Knossos

Every visitor to Crete should experience the beauty and learn the history of Knossos. Best with a licensed guide!

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3. Lyrarakis Wine Tasting

Cretan wine varieties, second-generation wine makers, and a focus on sustainability. A must visit!

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4. Archanes Village

Time to explore a traditional Cretan village and stop for lunch in one of the many tavernas around the area.

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5. Return to Hotel

The tour ends with a return to your hotel.

Trip Details

About the tour

Pick your group

Prices for this group, vary by group size. 

  • 1-3 people per group – 350€
  • 4-7 people per group – 420€
  • 8-15 people per group – 525€

If you have a larger group or require a custom service, please contact us and we will be happy to arrange something for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The food spots we will visit during the tour are able to accommodate different dietary restrictions. Please inform us in advance, so we can ensure suitable options. 

No, our tour packages are transparent, and all costs and fees are clearly outlined. There are no hidden costs. The price you see includes all specified activities and any other mentioned inclusions.

Yes! We can accommodate specific preferences and tailor the itinerary to better suit your interests. 

Know Before You Go

  • Greeks dress modestly when visiting religious sites. Avoid beachwear or revealing clothing in such places. 
  • If the itinerary includes a church or monastery visit, it is recommended guests bring a long scarf or shawl to cover the shoulders, arms and below the knees. Men should also have their arms covered and avoid shorts. 
  • Comfortable shoes are advisable, especially if you plan on exploring historical sites with uneven terrain.
  • While casual wear is accepted in many places, dressing slightly more formally in the evenings is appreciated in some restaurants and venues.
  • The official currency is the Euro (€). Ensure you have some cash on hand for small purchases, as not all places may accept credit cards. A mix of smaller bills is also a practical approach. 
  • ATMs are widely available in urban areas, but it’s advisable to inform your bank about your travel dates to avoid any issues with card usage.
  • Currency exchange services are available at airports, banks, and currency exchange offices, offering competitive rates.
  • In some places, we might stop by local vendors and small shops. Having small cash with you is recommended for such places.
  • Many tourist sites and accommodations have made efforts to be accessible, but it’s advisable to check in advance and communicate any specific needs.
  • Please inform us of any special needs in advance to ensure a smoother experience.
  • Pack comfortable clothing suitable for the weather during your visit, including swimwear for beach destinations.
  • If you take medication, don’t forget to bring that with you on your day pack or bag. 
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are essential, especially during the hot summer months.
  • Consider bringing a portable charger for Full Day Tours, to ensure enough battery for your electronics (camera, phone). 
  • We also suggest bringing a reusable water bottle to minimize plastic waste during the tour, aligning with our responsible tourism values.
  • The basic Greek greetings are: “Kalimera” (Good morning), “Kalispera” (Good evening), “Efharisto” (Thank you).
  • English is widely understood, but learning a few phrases in Greek can enhance your experience and interaction with locals.
  • Greek cuisine includes staples like olives, feta cheese, moussaka, and souvlaki. Don’t miss trying local specialties.
  • The Greek diet is also well suited to vegan, and vegetarian diets, especially if you are visiting during the Easter period (Lent). 
  • For travelers with gluten-free or celiac dietary requirements, it’s worth noting that while accommodating these needs can be more challenging in some parts of Greece, busy touristy areas often have a growing awareness and offer a more accessible range of options to cater to these specific dietary preferences.”
  • In restaurants, it’s common to linger over meals. Don’t rush; enjoy the leisurely pace of dining.
  • Greeks tend to order and eat “from the middle”, which is similar to tapas style. The food is placed in the middle, including salads, appetizers, and mains and everyone helps themselves to everything. 
  • Tipping is customary, and rounding up the bill is a common practice.
  • Tap water is generally safe to drink, with the exception of most islands.
  • Bottled water is best to avoid any sensitive stomach issues, and is very affordable to purchase. 
  • In certain crowded tourist areas, pickpocketing is a potential threat. This is especially the case for the area around Syntagma Square in Athens.
  • At We Know Transfers we support and promote environmentally sustainable pratices and responsible tourism guidelines. We are also Climate Neutral Certified. 
  • As a tour company that relies on cars and busses, we are actively moving away from petrol and diesel vehicles to more electric and hybrid vehicles.

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