THE MYTH AROUND THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS - FAMILIES! Live the myth in the surrounding area of The Palace of Knossos

Discover the ancient scenery and live the myth of Minos, Ariadne, Theseus, the Minautaure and the Labyrinth!
Through games and activities and with the help of our expereinced pedagogues, the children and their families travel 4000 years back in time, in one of the most interesting periods of Minoan Crete. The idea and the games of this programme are based on the great writer's and philodophers's Nikos Kazantzakis book, "At the Palaces of Knossos".
This programme is adapted to families with children (interactive methods, games, separate booklet).


What it happens when . . .

- Ariadne falls in live with Theseus?
- King Minos leaves for the holy mountain, in order to get the Laws of the Great Goddess?
- The Minotaur realises that Theseus has arrived on the island?
- Daedalus decides to escape?
- Phaedra blames her daughter for bertayal?
- In the end, who is the brother of Ariadne?


Palaces of Knossos

An educational programme for children from 8 to 13 years old, which takes place outdoors, in the area of ancient Knossos, inspired by the homonymous book of the great writer and philospher Nikos Kazantzakis.

With interactive games and activities and the help of our experienced pedagogues, the children and their parents will travel 4000 years back in time, in one of the most interesting periods of Minoan Crete.

The excursion includes a picnic in nature, adopted to the Minoan diet, the escorting by two experienced pedagogues and the games material.


The price includes:

  • An experienced interpretive guide
  • Programme and game materials
  • Light lunch in nature adapted to the Minoan diet
  • Third Party Liability
  • Taxes


The price does not include:

  • Guided tours and entrance tickets for organized archaeological sites
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Personal Accident Insurance (upon request)
  • Anything not mentioned above


* This trip is a private excursion
* For children from 8-13 years old
* Necessary personal equipment: Sunscreen oil, Hat, Sunglasses │Trekking or walking shoes │ Small rucksack with your personal items
* (!) Please inform us of any dietary needs/particularities you might have (allergies, intolerances) or other health issues we have to take into consideration
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Duration: 5 hours
Dates: All year round, upon request
Note: With at least 3 days’ notice
Location: The surroundings of the archaeological site of Knossos (15 km from Heraklion city)
Difficulty: Easy │ If trekking included, level of difficulty: easy/moderate
Languages: English, French
Note: For other languages, it is possible to have an interpreter, with a supplement.
Cost: Upon request


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