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Knossos Palace

Discover Ancient Greek civilization and its architecture starting at Knossos Palace, vital during Classical and Roman eras. Built 3700 years ago, it remains significant today. Explore the Throne of King Minos, Minoan Civilization murals, and more in this historic site.

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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Recommended Duration

3 hours

Knossos Palace

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About Knossos Palace

Knossos Palace stands as a testament to the grandeur of ancient Minoan civilization. It is the largest Bronze Age archeological site in Crete and features labyrinthine passageways adorned with vibrant frescoes that depict scenes from everyday life in Minoan times.


Address
Knossos 714 09, Greece
Founded by
Sir Arthur Evans
Visitor’s per year
1000000
Expected wait time - Standard
30-60 mins (Peak), 0-30 mins (Off Peak)

Why visit Knossos Palace?

Did you know?
  • Knossos Palace is renowned as the place where Linear A writing originated. It is an ancient script that, intriguingly, remains only partially deciphered to this day.
  • Remarkably advanced for its time, Knossos Palace had an intricate plumbing system featuring clay pipes and drainage channels.
  • Minoan society held a deep appreciation for artistic expression, and Knossos was its grand canvas. Artisans showcased their exceptional craftsmanship and creativity through exquisite pottery, intricate jewelry, and stunning metalwork found within the palace grounds.
  • Evidence suggests that Knossos, along with other settlements, faced destruction due to a massive volcanic eruption on the nearby island of Santorini. This natural disaster reshaped the landscape and spelled the decline of the Minoan civilization.

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Yessica Ruiz Vergara

Yessica

4/5
The palace was great, a lit bit more of information in the place would be perfect though, and also more books in spanish on the palace store. The ticketing experience wss friendly, easy and quick.
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Gloria Codina Pueyo

Gloria

5/5
The tour itself is magnificent, but the audio guide on the mobile is indispensable to make it perfect. We enjoyed it very much. The voice was pleasant, the story told with sympathy, and the story she told was truthful and entertaining. Everything was perfect.
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John A Coy
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John

5/5
United States
Konossos was great, very easy to enter, the audio guide worked perfect, and the efollow-on to the museum was a highlight.
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Christophe TEPHANY

Christophe

4/5
Skip-line ticket is very interesting for Knossos Palace (many people at the end of the morning). Audio is a good thing if you want to go at your rythm to visit each site.
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MR JONATHAN MOORE

Mr

4/5
I went to the museum in Heraklion first before going to Knossos this gave me a better in sight into the background history of this amazing culture of the Minoans. Just remember there's very little shade so hats and water a must. Gift shops and cafes near the bus stop and car parks are reasonably priced and as always in Crete very friendly.
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Tanja Nieto y Schötz

Tanja

5/5
It was a great visit We had no waiting time due to the ticket The dispatch was very uncomplicated via WhatsApp
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