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Crete: Palace of Knossos Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Key Tours
Entry ticket

Crete: Palace of Knossos Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 19.52 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

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
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Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
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

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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
  • This offer includes only the regular adult-price ticket and people of all ages can use it to enter, paying the full price
  • Infants aged 0-5 years and EU citizens aged from 6-24 years old (with proof of ID) can enter for free. To use this offer, go to the ticket booth to get a special printed ticket
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based on 193 reviews

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Die Ticket-Buchung für Knossos war einfach und unkompliziert. Leider waren bei Ankunft am Vormittag vor Ort alle Parkplätze besetzt. Es war schwierig noch einen Parkplatz am Straßenrand zu finden. Fazit: Eine frühe Anreise ist empfehlenswert. Es sollte darauf hingewiesen werden. Auch wegen der sehr vielen Reisegruppen: je früher desto besser.

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April 1, 2023

Leuk om daar gekeken te hebben. Wij hebben zelf rondgelopen, staan overal wel bordjes in het Engels. Weinig schaduw plekken, dus erg warm in de brandende zon. Zijn nog volop bezig, dus zal in de toekomst nog weer meer te bezichtigen zijn. Kids tot 25 uit een EU land zijn gratis. Kun je gewoon bij bestellen al aangeven. Wij gingen rond 10 uur en was rustig. Zijn niet nog extra bij de kassa geweest, vanwege de kinderen en was geen probleem. Ongeveer een kleine 2 uur daar geweest.

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April 1, 2023

Beeindruckende Ausgrabungen trotz umstrittener Gestaltung einiger restaurierter Teile. Mir gefällts jedenfalls. Durch das Onlineticket haben wir uns jedenfalls die lange Schlange in der Sonne erspart und konnten sofort hinein. Auch das kostenlose Ticket für EU-Bürger bis 24 Jahre konnte gleich mitgebucht werden.

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 411187