LIVE THE THE MYTH AROUND THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS ! For families with children 8-12 & adolescents

Discover the ancient scenery and live the myth of Minos, Ariadne, Theseus, the Minautaure and the Labyrinth!


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 betrayal?
- In the end, who is the brother of Ariadne?


Palaces of Knossos

An educational programme which takes place outdoors, in the area of ancient Knossos, inspired by the homonymous book of the great writer and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis.

Through games and activities and with the help of our experienced pedagogues, we 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  book of the great writer and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis, "At the Palaces of Knossos".
This programme is adapted to children, families and groups of adults (interactive methods, games, separate booklet).


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:

  • Transfer from/to your accommodation (upon request, with extra cost)
  • 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
* The programme can be adapted for children, families and groups of adults
* 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: Aux environs du site archéologique de Knossos (15 km de la ville d'Héraklion)
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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