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Knossos Skip-the-Line Tickets with Audio Guide

Rated 3.5 out of 5.0 from 57 reviews.
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Free cancellation
Mobile ticket
Flexible duration
Audio guide

Explore the oldest and the most luxurious palace in the world at your own pace through immersive storytelling.


  • Skip the line and explore the oldest palace in the world, the Knossos Palace at your own pace by downloading the audio tour on your phones and indulge yourself in immersive storytelling.

  • Move through the corridors of King Minos’ palace and discover the South Propylaeum which depicts the activities of everyday life.

  • Learn about the Minoan economy and trade networks at the West Magazines and gaze out on the view of Mount Juktas from the South Entrance Corridor.

  • Relive the past and explore the evocative setting with impressive ruins and the brightly-colored frescoes.


  • Adult entry ticket to the Knossos Palace

  • Skip-the-line service

  • Self-guided audio tour in English, French, and German on your smartphone (Android & iOS)

  • An activation link to access your audio tour

  • Offline content (text, audio narration, and maps) to avoid roaming charges


  • Live Guide

  • Smartphone or headphones

  • Meal inclusions

  • Hotel transfers

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

ratings & reviews

57 Ratings
Yessica Ruiz Vergara


Nov, 2023
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.
Gloria Codina Pueyo


Oct, 2023
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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James Davis


Sep, 2023
Convenience of using the app, and the audio tour on our phones was great. Being able to skip the line and just go through the entrance was worth the price.
John Scurtis


Sep, 2023
Everything went smoothly so well organized. Me were very fortunate to have met a lovely tour guide that was most knowledgeable and professional in her presentation


Sep, 2023
Fast and efficient. Everything was done to ensure that our visit went smoothly without the stress of waiting in line, and the audio guide's commentary was great.
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Explore the ancient Minoan capital of Knossos at your own pace by creating your own itinerary but don’t miss out on any fact with the help of your audio guide. Skip the line and make your way to the Palace, hassle-free, and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Palace through the downloadable compelling audio tour which also includes a detailed map of the site. The Knossos Palace is not only one of the most luxurious palaces in the world but also the oldest palace. Discover every corner of the palace by putting on your headphones and experience the surroundings through immersive storytelling.

Start the tour by exploring the South Propylaeum, which depicts the scenes of everyday life and activities in Minoan Crete. Follow the evolution of Minoan fashion as you learn about the hairstyles and beauty products that were used. Head onto the West Magazines where the storage facilities of the palace are located. Get to know about the well-organized bureaucracy and the trade networks of the Minoan economy which supported the palace organization.

At the South Entrance Corridor, gaze out at Mount Juktas and discover the copy of the ‘Prince of the Lilies’. Find out everything about the bath habits in the Minoan era as you visit the Queen’s Megaron which is beautifully decorated with blue dolphins fresco.

Important Information

  • Download the ticket(s) and audio tour while on WiFi prior to your visit - no WiFi/4G available on site

  • Check your spam folder for the downloaded file as well

  • Tickets need to be printed or downloaded on your phone

  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged and be sure to carry your headphones/earphones

  • 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.

  • Audio tour is available to download on iOS and Android

  • Photo ID required to carry: Passport, government ID, and Drivers’ license


Apr 1 to Jun 30

  • Daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Jul 1 to Oct 31

  • Daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Nov 1 to Mar 31

  • Daily from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Minoan Palace of Knossos.

  • Address: Knossos Palace, Heraklion.

  • Landmark: Minos restaurant.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Eleftherias square. The station is located in front of the Capsis Astoria Hotel- or from the central bus station of Heraklion.

  • The ticket costs 1.70 euros (if you have already purchased it from automatic ticket offices or from kiosks) or 2.50 euros (if you purchase it on the bus).

By Car

  • If you're driving to the attraction, Knossos is just a 20-minute drive from the city of Heraklion. Drive along Ethnikis Antistaseos Avenue, which gives way to Knossos Avenue for about 5 km. Continue straight ahead until you reach Dedalou street, which is the entrance of the archaeological site.
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