Visit the second largest palace – highlight of the Minoan civilization, the palace of legendary King Radamanthys, where the famous Disc of Phaistos was discovered.

Book the services of a professional licensed guide and make your visit a memorable one.

Welcome to visit Phaistos

A site of Tourist Guides Crete P.C – Cretan Tour Experts Boutique travel agency, organized by qualied professional licensed guides, specialized in private tours.Our travel agency Tourist Guides Crete P.C – Cretan Tour Experts is a registered travel agency with a license issued by the Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT – GNTO 1039 E 6000 02873 01) organized by professional experienced guides, active on the island Crete.

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The southern Crete is kept for the locals

It’s not a big secret that the northern part of the island of Crete is a bit commercialized and a bit busy during the summer. Locals and travelers that wish to explore and understand the authentic way of life of the Cretans, choose to spend some time in the south.  The Minoan highlight of Heraklion Knossos and of course the museum are definitely a must. Part of the wealth of the museum of Heraklion though comes from the South of Crete. Agia Triada sarcophagus , the finding from the Tomb of Kamilari, the Kamares Ware,  Phaistos palace , Gortyn (capital of Crete during Roman Era). There is a lot to explore in the south . Our travel agency, Tourist Guides Crete P.C – Cretan Tour Experts, focuses on how to make as easy as possible, the booking of a professional licensed guide in order to visit amazing archaeological highlights of the south of  Heraklion prefecture and so much more.

Book directly the services of a qualified licensed guide during your vacations on Crete and meet your qualified licensed guide at the desired site (main entrance of Phaistos or main entrance of the Agia Triada or Gortyn ). The service – to arrange an appointment and meet the qualified professional guide at the entrance of the desired site – can be arranged in many languages (English, German, Polish, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) and of course upon request in other archaeological sites of the island (subject of availability/guide close to the requested area/site – send us an email at

Make your arrangements according to your time schedule and your wishes and meet your license guide at the site you prefer to visit the most. Now you have the option to visit Phaistos only (just the archaeological site), the Gortyn or to combine both sites. You can choose to visit the new reorganized museum of Heraklion, in order to see the most important artefacts of the Minoan collection or you can choose the extended combined tour of both sites, for a more in depth explanation and understanding of the Minoan Civilization. You can arrange a private tour to include Knossos – Phaistos and the museum of Heraklion , in order not to miss a thing….

Our team is small, so book your tour early

Do not hesitate to contact us if you require additional information. Our qualified tour guides, can make the difference and create a unique travel experience. Explore the largest Minoan palace of Crete, Knossos, the second palace in the south – Phaistos, follow our expert guides as they unveil the secrets of the Minoan culture. Our tours are flexible and our guides can adapt the tour to your wishes. We have chosen to cooperate with few dedicated professional licensed guides that share the same passion and have the same philosophy, as we do.

To us, customer satisfaction is our number one priority. In addition, our guides have the credentials and possess the legal license to guide you in all archaeological sites (on Crete and Greece). Furthermore, our guides attend seminars during winter (low season period) in Athens and universities abroad, constantly seeking ways to improve themselves and the way we present to you the Minoan civilization.
Visit Phaistos Gortyn Knossos or the museum of Heraklion or explore make the ideal combination of sites, with experienced guides of our team.

A new tour option is added for the season of 2020, a route that combines the palace of Knossos, the palace of Phaistos ( second largest palace of Crete, situated in the South of the island at Messara plain) and Gortyn, the capital of Crete, during the Roman Era. A combined tour to explore more and understand the Minoans as well as to admire the Cretan landscape.
In order to maximize the experience, we propose an appointment with your licensed guide for a visit of Knossos palace or the museum, after midday in order to avoid the crowds or the morning tours busses, same for Phaistos due to the high temperatures of the summer.
As a registered travel agency, we can provide the services of a qualified guide for any group (for a bus tour or minivan) and we also have licensed guides available in other languages upon request (in case you have a small group that is not included in our booking options, please contact us) We can provide B2B services to travel agents or tour operators from all over the world, in any of the archaeological sites on Crete (upon request), to meet the guide at the entrance of the desired site.

We can arrange family friendly tours to Knossos, focusing on mythology, even using 3D virtual and augmented reality, a modern technology and a fresh approach with an iPad application, to make it as easy and interesting as possible to the children. So follow us, in the quest of the Labyrinth and the legendary Minotaur (Tour can be conducted with or without the use of iPads, but always with a family friendly approach, making the site interesting to our young friends).

Road Tour – chauffeur service

Our Travel agency is offering the chauffeur service, with registered  licensed guides, so that you can take advantage of every second, even on the way. Don’t miss the chance to combine the tour with a transfer instead of loosing valuable time on the way, you can visit the sites or cities and highlights on the way and end up at your next hotel with the safety and comfort that you deserve. Our company cars are registered as well and they have a permission issued by the Greek National Tourism Organization and are checked annually in order to secure high standards.

Routes that are interesting and not often offered

Starting from the south : Phaistos – Arkadi and drop off at Rethymnon  or Phaistos – Knossos and drop off at the airport of Heraklion.
Chauffeurs / licensed guides of Tourist Guides Crete P.C – Cretan Tour Experts Travel Agency will treat you and your guests to an experience you will not want to forget. We truly look forward to assisting you with all your transportation needs. Combine the transportation with a tour and maximize the experience. Your valuable time is our number one priority.

So bring your cameras and your smile and follow us to explore the highlights.

We aim to make your visit at Heraklion and Crete, a unique experience. Join us!