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  1. Greece
  2. Crete
  3. Heraklion
  4. Palace of Knossos

Knossos Palace Skip-the-line Ticket & Self-Guided Audio Tour

Product ID: 175779
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Skip the ticket line and visit the palace of Knossos without a guide, with a pre-booked entry ticket. Download a digital audio tour on your smartphone and listen to unique stories about the daily life in Knossos at your own pace.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the line and enter Knossos with your pre-booked entry e-ticket
  • Download, before your visit, a digital audio tour on your smartphone and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Knossos
  • Meander through the corridors of King Minos’ palace and marvel at the exotic beauty of Minoan frescoes
  • Gain valuable insight into the daily lives of ancient Cretans, following in the steps of Yishharu, a young Minoan aristocrat, at your own pace
  • Gaze out on the imposing view of Mount Juktas and learn about ritualism and pastoral life in Minoan Crete
Full description
Skip the line and enter the most iconic attraction of Crete at your own pace! Download the digital self-guided audio tour to discover the palace of Knossos. Listen to a selection of signature stories for each stop, and tailor this experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After your download, the digital audio tour begins right in front of the palace and your virtual guide takes you for an enchanting walk through the main sights of this magnificent building. Explore the intricate details that defined Minoan fashion as you look at the wall paintings that adorn the corridors of the South Propylaeum. Learn about the elaborate organization of the Minoan economy and the names of the bulls Dusky and Noisy. 

Cross the large courtyard and reminisce about life in the countryside, as you hear the lighthearted and joyful secrets of the Minoan religion. You can almost see the sanctuary at the top of Mount Juktas that rises in the distance. Head back to the palace and discover the luxurious amenities, such as indoor plumbing and western-style toilets. On the way out, head about some of the rites that took place in the numerous sunken rooms near the exit. 
Includes
  • Entrance fee / adult e-ticket for Knossos
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • Offline content with offline interactive map to avoid roaming charges
  • Skip-the-line service (ticket sent to your email)
  • Secure promo code to access the tour after downloading the app
What’s Not Included
  • Live guide
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • App compatible with Windows phones
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour is designed to start at the Main entrance of the Palace of Knossos. Address: Minoan Palace of Knossos, Φειδίου 8, Iraklio 714 09, Greece.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• Υour Knossos entry e-ticket will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to your visit
• After booking, you will receive an email from the local partner with your personal promo code and instructions for the audio tour
• Please download the tour in advance as you may not have internet at the site. The audio tour can be used online or offline
• Knossos Palace opening hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, November 1 to March 31; 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, April 1 to May 15; 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, May 16 to September 1; 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM in September; and 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM in October.
• Participants aged 0-18 and EU Students can enter for free upon presentation of ID at the location. You must queue to receive the free pass.
• Participants over 65 years old are entitled to reduced tickets. However, reduced tickets do not have a skip-the-line privilege
• You must have an Android or iOS smartphone (not compatible with Windows) and make sure you have enough storage space (100-150 MB for app and tour)
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.3 / 5
based on 188 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.9/5
Organization
3.7/5
Value for money
3.1/5
Safety
4.1/5

Organized by

Clio Muse

Product ID: 175779