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Knossos Palace Archaeological Site Tickets

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Explore the labyrinth of Knossos Palace, the birthplace of Minoan civilization, with an entry ticket and insightful self-guided audio tour.


  • Explore Knossos Palace, the largest Bronze Age site on Crete and the ceremonial hub of the Minoan civilization, an absolute feast for history enthusiasts.

  • With the pre-booked e-ticket, dive straight into your journey into the past, saving your precious time for exploration.

  • The self-guided audio tour, available in English, French, and Italian, lets you discover the palace at your own pace, giving you freedom and flexibility.

  • Wander through the labyrinth of Knossos, marvel at the still-intact throne of King Minos, and visit the palace's workrooms, living spaces, and storerooms.

  • Fun fact: The palace was so large that it could have housed up to 100,000 scrolls, making it potentially one of the largest libraries of the ancient world.


  • Entry to Knossos Palace

  • Self-guided audio tour in English, French & Italian


  • Live guide

  • Any type of physical audio device

  • Headphones

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


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  • Italy
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  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Serbia
  • Australia
  • San Marino
  • Hungary
Guests from Italy, United States, United Kingdom and over 18 countries have loved this experience
Robert Liacopoulos



Jul, 2024

Getting the ticket ahead of time was great. We didn't have to wait in line though we got there early and the lines weren't bad. No one at Knossos could help and said we purchased from a thrid party vendor and we are on our own to figure out how to get the aduio guide. I tried chatting on the support page of the headout app but it was not helpful at all. Sent me into a loop. In the end we went in and used the Knossos site's information on places of interest in the palace. The palace itself was wonderful.
Ulf Rytter Jensen



Jul, 2024

All was very fine. We did pay ekstra for audio guide online. There is no audio guide devices available. All is app on smartphone. So don't pay ekstra for audio guide, just buy standard ticket. You don't get anything for the Ekstra money.
Jamie Eberts



Jul, 2024

It was unclear that the audio guide would be on my phone, therefore it was difficult to understand when I got there that the museum didn't have audio guides available.
Mauro Marco



Jul, 2024

Excellent access and usability of the entire route to the archaeological site. Effective guidebook, in language, easily usable and available for re-listening. Excellent experience.
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Catherine Corcoran



Jul, 2024

We were happy to arrive before 8am and park easily and get through before the crowds It was disappointing that neither audio guide worked properly and we gave up on them. I didn't see any information about the labyrinth and the minotaur. I was looking forward to standing on the site of the labyrinth but there was no information on the signs and the audio guide didn't work so the extra we paid was a waste. I'm still very glad I got there.

Step Into the labyrinth of history

Begin your journey into the past with your e-ticket enabling you to dive straight into the exploration of the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete – Knossos Palace. Renowned as the birthplace of the Minoan civilization and the origin of the labyrinth myth, this palace offers an intimate connection to history. Wander through the labyrinth of Knossos, marvelling at the throne of King Minos, which incredibly remains intact after thousands of years.

Unveil the secrets of the Minoan civilization

Your experience continues with a self-guided audio tour available in English, French, or Italian. This provides an in-depth look into the palace's workrooms, living spaces, and storerooms, unveiling the everyday life, culture, and intricacies of the Minoan civilization. Gain a sense of the grandeur and complexity of this ancient civilization, from its impressive health system to the ornate murals that once adorned its walls. This journey, both immersive and informative, delivers a unique and engaging learning experience.

Knossos Palace

Monday08:00 AM - 08:00 PMlast entry 07:45 PM
Tuesday08:00 AM - 08:00 PMlast entry 07:45 PM
Wednesday08:00 AM - 08:00 PMlast entry 07:45 PM
Thursday08:00 AM - 08:00 PMlast entry 07:45 PM
Friday08:00 AM - 08:00 PMlast entry 07:45 PM
Saturday08:00 AM - 08:00 PMlast entry 07:45 PM
Sunday08:00 AM - 08:00 PMlast entry 07:45 PM

What to bring

  • Don’t forget your trusty earphones for an immersive audio guide experience.


  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible from the entrance of the Palace up to the Central Court.

Additional information

  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket redemption point

  • Show your ticket at Knossos Palace.

  • Address: Knossos 714 09, Greece.

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