We booked for Saturday. The night before they emailed us to say we could only do the trip on Tuesday. We couldn’t, and asked for a refund. We still have not gotten a refund .
We spent about an hour in Knossos and 2.5 hours in Heraklion. Trip all the way from Chania not worth it.
Palace at Knossos was amazing - and the explanations from the tour guide were so helpful. The museum is also really well laid out .
The tour duration was sold as 10 hours including travelling time but actually it was just over 9 hours. It was rushed! Moreover we found the whole experience rather disappointing.
The Guide gave a good talk both in English and German on the history of Crete from the Neolithic to the struggles against the Ottomans in the nineteenth century and unification with Greece early in the 1900s. All good but somewhat revisionist as it removed any mention of Crete's stoicism and heroism during the twentieth century Fascist occupation.
Similarly at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum she expertly explained the key objects in both languages. However by the time we reached Knossos, the tour was mainly in German reflecting the majority on the tour with only a sentence or two in English. Moreover we were rushed at Knossos and given little time to wander around independently. It was quite obvious that they restricted the time allowed as one poor couple being just one minute late were almost left behind. The bus drove off leaving the customers to run and flag down the driver!
In hindsight I would recommend foregoing this tour and independently travelling by local bus. All explanations at the Museum and the archaeological site are printed in English.
Visited the Palace in Knossos 42 years ago. The Klados firms tour is an improvement! To start with the Archeological Museum in Heraklion is a necessary introduction to the Palace of of Knossos and its remains. You can learn a lot from books but too see artefacts from the palace with informative posters in English give you the right feeling and understanding when you see the remains in Knossos.
Some birds in Knossos added to the impression of a Palace. It was Ravens and Peacocks.
The stop in Heraklion was fine to find a place for lunch and stroll along a street with many shops.
<p>Enjoyed the tour and the very interesting information given by the guide. The museum in Heraklion was fascinating and the city itself deserved a slightly longer visit as did Knossos but it was a full day. A very good tour to learn more about the history of Crete.</p>
<p>Prompt pick-up. Very good guide, who spoke excellent English. We were supplied with a map of Heraklion to help us see the sites. Had a lot of free time to explore at our own pace. The coach was comfortable and air-conditioned. Would recommend this tour to anyone!!!</p>
Kom aldrig iväg på grund av missvisande information från TripAdvisor. Fick ett meddelande att resebyrån skulle komma med tid och plats. Missade det och fick ett ytterligare mail om tid och plats. Trodde i min enfald att sista mall gäldenären.
Die Reiseleitung wart total nett
Der Mini-Bus einfach zu eng
Die Krönung war jedoch… ich habe extra drauf geachtet das die Führung deutsch spricht. Wir kamen in eine englische Gruppe. Der Ausflug war quasi für die Katz. Keiner von uns hat was verstanden
An sich eine gute Sache. Zwei interessante Orte in kompakter Form. Leider war die Beschreibung offensichtlich nicht ganz aktuell. Darin stand, dass die Eintritte im Preis inbegriffen sind. Bei der Tour wurde uns dann jedoch gesagt, dass der Eintritt für das archäologische Museum und für Knossos separat zu bezahlen sei. Der Führer achtete nicht darauf, dass die Reisenden ihren Mundschutz trugen. so dass eine ganze Reihe der Mitreisenden diesen nicht oder nur symbolisch trug.
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