Minoan Myths around Knossos
Educational Activity for Kids in Knossos
Discover the ancient scenery and live the myth of Minos, Ariadne, Theseus, the Minotaur and the Labyrinth! Enjoy thgis unique educational activity for kids before your visit to the archaeological site of Knossos to better understand the roots of the Minoan Civilisation and how life was in the palace!
What happens when . . .
– Ariadne falls in love with Theseus?
– King Minos leaves for the holy mountain, in order to get the Laws of the Great Goddess?
– The Minotaur realizes 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?
The idea and the games of this program are based on the book of great writer and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis, “At the Palaces of Knossos” and takes place outdoors, in the surrounding area of ancient Knossos. With interactive games, activities and the assistance of our experienced pedagogues, children and their parents will travel 4000 years back in time, in one of the most interesting periods of Minoan Crete.
You will be accompanied by an experienced interpretive guide at all times and you will have the chance to savor a pic nic in nature adapted to the Minoan diet and water. Bear in mind that the program does not include guided tours and entrance tickets for organized archaeological sites. Do not forget your sunscreen oil, hat and sunglasses!
This activity can be combined with a family friendly guided tour with a licensed guide in Knossos site.
How to book
This family tour is ideal for families with children from 8 to 13 years old. It operates throughout the year and it cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in Crete and the Greek Islands.
Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.