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You can sail the magnificent Mediterranean Sea with Disney Cruise Line. On select Disney Cruise Line itineraries, you can visit the largest island in Greece, Crete. Disney Cruise Line stops in port in the capital of Heraklion, full of culture and spectacular scenery. The main attraction here is the Minoan palace of Knossos, just a few miles away from Heraklion. The palace was originally built around 1900 BC and showcases the region’s Minoan history. Here, you can see ruins of a small palace, royal villa and many well-preserved fresco-covered buildings. You can learn more about the port excursions in Crete that are available exclusively with Disney Cruise Line.
Knossos Palace Ruins and Arolithos Village with Family Activity – This adventure combines a tour of Knossos Palace with a visit to Arolithos, the re-created traditional Cretan village that was built on the side of a mountain. In Arolithos, you can explore the Museum of Agricultural History and Traditional Art and even create your own kompoloi or “worry beads.” During this activity, you can learn the history of the beads and try samples of freshly made spinach and cheese pies.
Knossos Palace Ruins and Thalassocosmos Aquarium Behind the “Seas” – This port excursion combines a tour of the Knossos Palace Ruins with a visit to the Thalassocosmos Aquarium. The aquarium, located in Gournes Village, houses 2,500 marine species and focuses on the Mediterranean marine life. You will get a unique, behind-the-scenes tour and learn about how the underwater residents of the aquarium are cared for.
Isla Beach Club and Knossos Archaeological Site – Your family can enjoy some sunshine and beautiful views of turquoise waters with this Port Adventure. After your tour at Knossos, you’ll head to Gouves Village to lounge by the Cretan Sea in a reserved sunbed, complete with an umbrella. A soft drink or frappe coffee is also included to give you a very refreshing afternoon!
Which one of these port excursions in Crete would you most like to experience?
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