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Skip-The-Line Tickets to Knossos Palace Archaeological Site

Rated 3.7 out of 5.0 from 195 reviews.
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Mobile ticket
1 hr
Audio guide

Waste no time in queues with these skip-the-line entrance tickets to the largest archeological site of the Bronze Age, Knossos Palace.


  • Jump right to the start of the queue with these skip-the-line tickets so that you can get right to exploring the archeological site of Knossos Palace.

  • Marvel at the Throne of King Minos, an astonishing relic that survived centuries, and feel the power that once echoed here.

  • The entirety of these ruins is spread across 1000 pieces, some of which have been restored since the site was first excavated.

  • Want to dig deeper into the tales of the palace? Enhance your exploration by choosing the ticket option with an audio guide.

  • Fun Fact: The Minoans at Knossos had advanced water and sanitation systems, even hot and cold water, extraordinary for that era.


  • Skip-the-line entry to Knossos Palace

  • Audio guide for Android & iOS (optional)

  • Offline text, audio narration, and maps (optional)

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

ratings & reviews

195 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.
Gigi Yu


Sep, 2023
The ticket queue were all day long. I booked it online at the car park then get the ticket in a mins show them at the door and walk straight in. So so so easy!
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

Effortless Entry: Stepping into Ancient Glory

With skip-the-line tickets in hand, your time travel to the legendary Knossos Palace commences without delay. As you step into the archaeological marvel that dates back to 3700 years, you are instantaneously whisked away from the bustling modern world. Arthur Evans, the 20th-century archaeologist, pieced together this monumental puzzle, revealing over a century's worth of fascinating discoveries. His painstaking restorations bring life to the palace’s rich history, while the myriad pieces construct an intricate picture of the Roman and Classical periods, which held the Palace in high esteem.

Exploring the Timeless Splendor: Mysteries of Minoan Civilization

As you navigate through the grandeur of the Palace, the enduring throne of King Minos stands as a silent testament to the monarch's rule, echoing tales of power and sovereignty. Not too far, the murals from the Minoan civilization grace the palace walls, each stroke narrating a tale of a world long past. But did you know? The unique language used in these murals, known as 'Linear A', is still undeciphered, keeping a part of the Minoan mystery alive. Choose to upgrade your experience with an audio guide, and these hallowed halls will whisper ancient secrets, painting a vivid portrait of life in one of the oldest civilizations of the world.

Important Information

  • The site is wheelchair accessible.

  • The audio guide is available in English, French, and German.


Apr 1 to Aug 31

  • Daily: 8am to 8pm

  • Last admission is at 7:45pm

Sep 1 to Sep 15

  • Daily: 8am to 7:30pm

  • Last admission is at 7:15pm

Sep 16 to Sep 30

  • Daily: 8am to 7pm

  • Last admission is at 6:45pm

Oct 1 to Oct 15

  • Daily: 8am to 6:30pm

  • Last admission is at 6:15pm

Oct 16 to Oct 31

  • Daily: 8am to 6pm

  • Last admission is at 5:45pm

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

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

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.

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