Looking for Minos Tour


This tour will take you to some of the most famous but less visited sites in Sicily. The Grotte della Gurfa is located near Alia, a small town near Palermo. It is a building dug into the soft lime stone probably dating to prehistory but what is impressive is the main room dug out like a Mycenean burial and used as a living space especially in the middle ages by the Arabs.

Whilst Sant’Angelo Muxaro is near Agrigento, probably the Camicus where Dedalus sought shelter being chased by King Minos himself. Again the burials are very similar to the Mycenean ones and it is still being debated nowadays if they actually were or not burials for Minos and his Cretan soldiers.

These places are imbued with history, archaeology and legends about Dedalus and Minos, who was killed in Camicus and buried there.

  • Morning: Leave at 8.30 arrive at 9.30 in Grotte della Gurfa. One hour visit.
  • Leave for Sant’Angelo Muxaro arrive at 12am
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Afternoon: Visit The Necropolis of Sant’Angelo Muxaro. Leave by 4pm.

More Information

  • Leave Palermo at 8.30 am, back by 6 pm.
  • Tickets to the site and lunch are not included.
  • Transport needed to get there. Can be arranged.


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