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Crete: Palace of Knossos Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

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Activity provider: Key Tours

Crete: Palace of Knossos Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Key Tours
Likely to sell out Booked 19 times yesterday

From US$ 18.29 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 19 times yesterday

Discover the Palace of Knossos which is one of the most important Bronze Age archaeological sites in Europe. Explore what was once the political center of the mysterious Minoan civilization & culture.

About this ticket

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Valid 1 day
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Skip the ticket line
Wheelchair accessible


  • Skip the ticket line and save time with a prebooked e-ticket sent to your phone
  • Wander through the site at your own pace
  • Discover workrooms, living spaces, and store rooms built over 3500 years ago
  • Marvel at the exquisite architecture of the Minoan civilization
  • Get a sense of the former glory of the grand palace as you explore
Full description

Benefit from skip-the-line access to the Palace of Knossos. Once inside, you are free to explore this Minoan archaeological site at your own pace, including the Grand Palace which dates back to the year 2000 B.C.

As you wander through the site, discover what remains of living quarters, workspaces, and storerooms that have stood for centuries. Learn more about the city which is thought to have been the capital and political center of Minoan civilization and culture. Get a sense of what the building was like originally from the extensive restorations that have taken place throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. See colorful restored murals, which were typical of the time, and the throne room of the legendary King Minos, which is still intact.

  • Skip-the-ticket ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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Meeting point

Knossos Palace is reachable by public bus or taxi from Heraklion downtown.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • The ticket is valid for a single entry
Customer reviews

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4.2 /5

based on 60 reviews

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It is imperative to come to the opening at 8:00 or risk ending up in line at the entrance in the heat. From 10:00 the buses arrive to pour out waves of tourists. Duration of the visit without a guide: 1 hour Bring bottled water, sunscreen and something to cover your head. If you do the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion first, take the museum + Knossos combo straight to the museum. Indeed at the museum counter, the 2 sites would have been free for our 15 year old daughter and on GYG she paid the price as an adult. Maybe I misread GYG?

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August 7, 2022

Tickets can easily be sent to your mobile phone, and can also be called up offline with the app. However, I find the surcharge of 5 € for not having to wait in line borderline high. And that the free entry for children cannot be used is a pity, especially families with smaller children are happy if they don't have to wait forever in the sun. And Knossos is always worth a visit.

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July 21, 2022

Online booking highly recommended!! Just walking past the endless line of people waiting in high season and being there in 2 minutes is just wonderful! And Knossos itself is absolutely worth seeing and should not be missed by anyone holidaying in Crete!

August 9, 2022

Product ID: 411187