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Crete: Palace of Knossos Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

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Activity provider: Key Tours

Crete: Palace of Knossos Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 21.62 per person

Discover the Palace of Knossos which is one of the most important Bronze Age archaeological sites in Europe. Explore what was once the political center of the mysterious Minoan civilization & culture.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Wheelchair accessible


  • Skip the ticket line and save time with a prebooked e-ticket sent to your phone
  • Wander through the site at your own pace
  • Discover workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms built over 3500 years ago
  • Marvel at the exquisite architecture of the Minoan civilization
  • Get a sense of the former glory of the grand palace as you explore
Full description

Benefit from skip-the-line access to the Palace of Knossos. Once inside, you are free to explore this Minoan archaeological site at your own pace, including the Grand Palace which dates back to the year 2000 B.C.

As you wander through the site, discover what remains of living quarters, workspaces, and storerooms that have stood for centuries. Learn more about the city which is thought to have been the capital and political center of Minoan civilization and culture. Get a sense of what the building was like originally from the extensive restorations that have taken place throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. See colorful restored murals, which were typical of the time, and the throne room of the legendary King Minos, which is still intact.

  • Skip-the-ticket ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

Knossos Palace is reachable by public bus or taxi from Heraklion downtown.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • The ticket is valid for a single entry
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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June 28, 2022

In order to redeem your ticket, you have to walk past the queue and practically go in. Then comes the control. toilet, shade is available.

June 22, 2022

It's worth a visit!

June 10, 2022

Product ID: 411187