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If You Want to Save Time
Go For: Skip-the-Line tickets
Guide: Audio guide for Android & iOS
If You are a History Buff
Go For: Combo tours
Duration: 4 hours
Guide: Audio guide
Valid: 3 days (only 1 visit allowed in this period)
If You are Travelling Solo
Go For: Audio-guided tours with skip-the-line access
Guide: Audio guide for Android & iOS
You can cancel most of the Knossos Palace tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund on your purchase. However, not all Knossos Palace tickets can be refunded or rescheduled. Check the ticket details before purchasing to make an informed decision.
Open: 8 AM to 8 PM
Duration of Visit: You can spend around 1.5 to 2 hours at the Knossos Palace. However, if you are a history buff, you may want to stroll around the Heraklion Archaeological Museum as well, around 12 km away. You can spend around 2.5 to 3 hours at the museum.
Best Time to Visit: As the most visited archaeological site in Crete, the Knossos Palace receives a large number of visitors every year. During the summer months, reach early in the morning or visit after the sun goes down for a more comfortable visit. Weekdays are comparatively less crowded than weekends and public holidays.
Address: Φειδίου 8, Iraklio 714 09, Greece
By Bus: Board the line 2 bus from Heraklion to reach the Knossos Palace. It takes around 36 mins to reach the attraction from Heraklion.
By Taxi: Another convenient way to reach the Knossos Palace is to grab a taxi from Heraklion. It takes around 5 mins in a cab to reach the palace.
By Foot: Knossos Palace is a long way from Heraklion. The roads are busy, hence we recommend you board a bus or get a taxi to reach the palace.
The Knossos Palace skip-the-line tickets including an audio guide, offline text, maps, and audio narration cost around €16.50. If you are interested in ancient Greek history, you can also opt for the Knossos Palace combo tour with the Heraklion Archaeological Museum for €31.50.
We recommend you book Knossos Palace tickets online to save time and money. Online ticket bookings are more convenient and fuss-free since you can secure your tickets with just a click.
The best way to secure Knossos Palace tickets is to get them online when on-site availability might be limited. Booking tickets online ensures that you can explore the palace no matter the crowd on the day of your visit. You can also avail of great deals and discounts.
Most Knossos Palace tickets offer skip-the-line access, an audio guide, offline text, maps, and audio narration. The audio tour is available in both English and German.
Yes, you can skip ahead of long lines with Knossos Palace tickets. You can also access an audio guide, available in both English and German, audio narration, offline text, and maps with these tickets.
Knossos Palace skip-the-line tickets that include an audio tour can be canceled and rescheduled up to 24 hours before the experience begins. You can also get a full refund on your purchase.
The Knossos Palace is open from 8 AM to 8 PM every day throughout the year. If you are planning to visit the palace during summer, make sure to reach early in the morning or visit around late afternoon to beat the heat.
Most Knossos Palace tickets include an audio guide that you can listen to while exploring its interiors. You can spend around 1.5 to 2 hours strolling through the elaborate passageways and courtyards of the Knossos Palace. The palace's various rooms, including the Throne Room and storage spaces, offer insights into the social dynamics and daily activities of that time.