We will visit the Palace of Knossos , which is not simply foundations, but a three story Palace complex of rooms, halls and passages dating from 2500 B.C. and the center of the Minoan civilization (when in most parts of the world people were still living in caves). This is the labyrinth where Theseus slew the Minotaur and where history and legend go hand in hand. Afterwards, we will drive to Heraklion, where we will have free time for lunch and shopping. In the early afternoon, we will visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and drive back to the hotel.