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Palace of Knossos: Pre-booked e-Ticket and Audio Tour on Your Phone

Enjoy an exciting visit to Knossos, Crete’s most famous historical attraction with a skip-the-line e-ticket, a compelling audio tour downloadable on your phone and a detailed map of the site. Visit the grand capital of Minoan Crete, located 5 km south of Heraklion, and see the evocative setting with the impressive ruins and the brightly-colored frescoes, come alive through an engaging narrative that sheds light upon various elements of Minoan culture.

It is an opportunity and a lifetime experience to visit the core of the Minoan life and the best-excavated palace of this era. You will discover the daily life and culture of the Minoans and relate to your surroundings in an original way.

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Adult entry ticket
    • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
    • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)
    • Activation link to access your audio tour
    • Entry/Admission - The Palace of Knossos
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    What's excluded :
    • Live Guide
    • Smartphone or headphones
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Palace of Knossos, Knosos, Crete 714 09 Greece

    Throne RoomOne of the most visited areas in Knossos is the Throne Room where you can admire the replica of the Minoan throne and listen to the fascinating story of the woman who actually sat on the throne in order to discover if she was a queen or a priestess.

    Duration: 8 minutes

    Stop At: The Palace of Knossos, Knosos, Crete 714 09 Greece

    Tripartite Shrine: the Knossos’s main sanctuary where it was discovered, among others, the snake goddess who appears with exposed breasts that emphasized their femininity and sexuality and with costume ornamented with mythical beasts.

    Duration: 8 minutes

    Stop At: The Palace of Knossos, Knosos, Crete 714 09 Greece

    North lustral area: One of the most photographed sites in Knossos. According to archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, anyone who arrived in Knossos by the north side had to purify himself during a ritual ceremony in order to enter the palatial area.

    Duration: 7 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Minoan Palace of Knossos, Φειδίου 8, Iraklio 714 09, Greece
    Departure Time :
    11/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    4/1/2021 - 6/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
    7/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
    11/1/2021 - 3/30/2022
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a combination of a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (accessible through our app) and an entry ticket for the Knossos.
    • No live guide or meeting point provide
    • You will receive an email from the local supplier with important ticket & audio instructions.
    • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
    • Non-EU Students and participants over 65 years old are entitled to reduced tickets. However, reduced tickets do not have a skip-the-line privilege and will require the participants to queue to present their ID or passport at the location
    • From 1st of April to 31st of October Non-EU citizens, between 6 to 25 years old, upon presentation of their passport, are entitled to 50% reduced admission.
    • EU citizens aged 0-25 are entitled to have free admission tickets. However, they have to wait in line to show ID card or passport.
    • Booking requests received between 10.00 pm - 7.59 am will be served the next morning from 8.00 am.
    • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
    • Viator voucher is not your entry ticket and is not accepted at the site
    • Download the ticket(s) & audio tour while on WiFi prior to your visit - no wifi/4G on-site
    • Tickets need to be either printed or downloaded on your phone
    • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The archaeological site of Knossos is extensive and open so the visitors should wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen and take a hat and a bottle of water.
    • The archaeological site of Knossos is open: from 1st April until 31 October daily: 08:00 - 19:30 and from 1st November until 31 March daily:08:00- 17:00
    • Due to the touristic affluence, it is advised to start your visit early in the morning
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Due to the special circumstances (COVID-19), please keep in mind that access to certain areas is controlled by the security staff or certain areas might be closed for the moment. It is, also, mandatory to wear a mask
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Written, English - Audio

Age Req.


Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by Clio Muse Tours

Activity ID: V-57246P44

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