Visit Phaistos and Gortyn

Explore the Minoan palace of legendary King Radamanthys, Phaistos with a professional licensed guide. The palace of Phaistos, situated on a low hill, known as Kastri,  in the plain of Mesara .  To the south – south east lie the Asterousia mountains, named after Asterios mythical King of Crete. To the north you can see Psiloritis, the highest mountain of Crete and on the slopes opposite Phaistos, a famous Cave, the Kamares Cave, where thin and refined terracotta vessels were discovered ( thus named Kamares Ware, nowadays part of the exhibition of Heraklion Archaeological museum ).

Meet you qualified licensed guide at the entrance of Phaistos for a guided tour of the site and understand the architectural differences with Knossos or Malia and the different approach of the archaeological Survey responsible for the excavations.

You can pre arrange the tickets for the visit of the archaeological site, in order to avoid any lines, generally though the palace of Phaistos is not as busy as Knossos. The experience at Phaistos Palace is more intimate compared to Knossos. Not too much concrete, not too many restored levels, it looks a bit more original and of course the old palace phase is more clear. Enjoy  the advantage of walking through the palace without being hassled by many groups and can take the opportunity to discuss in depth about the Minoan Civilization. Due to the high temperatures during summer we recommend a visit in the afternoon, in the shade …

The cost of the tour is 207 euro including all taxes and VAT 24 %.  The tour is private.

The duration is approximately 1 h and 15 min at Phaistos and 45 min at Gortyn ( which is a smaller site ), can though last longer depending on the questions, interest etc. Transportation is not included  – the service is to meet the guide at the entrance of the site.

The cost refers to a small group up to 5 participants. The cost of the entrance fees is not included.

The tour is upon request, so please contact us and specify the starting point and the number of participants.

Inclusions :

  • Guiding Services of a professional licensed English speaking guide.
  • All taxes and VAT 24 %  –  Invoice will be provided
  • Bottle of water per person
  • Maps and plans of the sites

Exclusions :

  • Entrance fees ( paid locally – but we can arrange the skip the line entry )
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation not included
  • Lunch  not included
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