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Heraklion: Archaeological Museum & Knossos Ticket with Audio

Heraklion: Archaeological Museum & Knossos Ticket with Audio

From US$ 25.99 per person

Skip the ticket lines and enter the Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum with a combo e-ticket. Explore the sites at your own pace with self-guided audio tours.

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
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a hassle-free visit to the top 2 archaeological sites in Crete
  • Learn about the Palace of Knossos
  • Admire the Throne Room, the Queen’s Megaron, and the Minos Ring
  • Gain important insights into the myths and legends of the Minoans
  • See fascinating artifacts at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Full description
Experience Ancient Crete at your own pace with a combined e-ticket for the island's top two archaeological attractions, the Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Experience two captivating self-guided audio tours on your smartphone. Receive your ticket in a separate email from our local partner, and download the app and audio tours onto your phone prior to your visit. Then travel back in time to experience the grandeur of Crete from the Minoan period to Roman times. Put on your headphones and discover the Palace of Knossos and the exquisite artifacts exhibited in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Through the power of storytelling, learn interesting facts and hear little-known stories from ancient times. The content of the tours is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit. This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into ancient Crete and the Minoan civilization, and to engage with your surroundings in an entirely original way.
Includes
  • Entry ticket on your phone valid for one admission within 3 days
  • Two self-guided audio tours for your smartphone in English
  • Offline content (text, audio narration, and maps)
  • Free time in the attractions to explore further
  • Live guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation between attractions or from hotel
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must also bring a valid form of government-issued photo ID
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Meeting point

Your self-guided audio tour can start either at Knossos Palace or the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Heraklion Archaeological Museum is located in Heraklion city center. Knossos Palace is located 6km from the museum. You can get there by taxi or the public bus no 2.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • After booking you will receive your tickets in a separate email from the local partner. You must print or download the tickets on your phone, and download the mobile app and the audio tours prior to your visit
  • The audio tours are not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, or iPad Mini 1st generation
  • This ticket combo is valid only for the regular ticket, not for the free or reduced admission tickets
  •  EU citizens aged 0-25 are entitled to free admission, but they must to wait in line to show ID card/passport
  • Children under 5, from non-EU countries, are entitled to free admission tickets upon presentation of their passport
  • From April 1 to October 31 non-EU citizens, aged 6 to 25 years old, upon presentation of their passport, are entitled to 50% reduced admission
  • From April 1 to October 31 senior citizens over 65 from Greece or other EU states and are entitled to 50% reduced admission
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 109 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.9/5

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Knossos: GOOD. I had originally booked a tour with a German-speaking guide, but shortly before I received the information that guided tours were not possible due to Covid 19. So far, so good, that's Covid risk. I then booked the English audio tour and everything went well. In the transfer bus, however, I quickly realized that German-speaking tours are very well done, around 90% of all visitors to Knossos were traveling in groups. But now it can also be - which I don't know - that my intended guide was canceled. I speak English, but various technical terms were not available in a hurry. In this respect, the booked tour with audio was only the second best solution. Therefore only "good". Museum: VERY GOOD! Excellent collection!

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September 8, 2021

Very convenient to use this app because it avoids having to queue (long) at the ticket counters! It is best to arrive before 10:00 a.m. before the tourist coaches arrive, as this allows unobstructed viewing from all sides. The only problem is that there are no audio guides in French with the app… .but it's worth seeing and the museum is very interesting.

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August 7, 2021

There were very few tourists around. I would have got a ticket without standing in line. It was also my first attempt with an audio guide on my mobile phone. Unfortunately, I couldn't download the app because I haven't tried it yet. Wouldn't have been possible either because data roaming was blocked on my new cell phone. We then had a German guide and received extensive information.

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June 17, 2021

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