Knossos – Peza – Heraklion
The Palace of Knossos (5 km from Heraklion), capital of the Minoan civilization, is the first palace discovered and the only one rebuilt by an English archaeologist.
Built by the architect Daedalus, it dates from around 2000 years BC. J.C., period during which the Minoan civilization knew its apogee.
This prestigious site is one of the few to have been restored with colors, superb frescoes according to the original models.
In the village of Peza you will taste Cretan wine and watch a film giving information about the olive harvest and the cultivation of the vines. Then, return to the heart of the capital, free time to admire the El Greco Park and the Elefterias square with its many cafes and restaurants, the famous Morosini fountain built by the governor Francesco Morosini and the Loggia, meeting place of the Venetian lords. in the past…. Visit to the holy church of the Apostle Titus in Heraklion. Free time to freely admire the city’s other treasures or simply shop in the city’s shopping streets.