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Heraklion: Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket & Audio Guide

3.8 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Clio Muse Tours

Heraklion: Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket & Audio Guide

Activity provider: Clio Muse Tours

From US$ 15.99 per person

Visit one of the oldest and most luxurious palaces in the world with skip-the-line admission. Download an app and enjoy insightful audio tours of Knossos Palace and the Heraklion City on your phone.

About this ticket

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Skip the ticket line
Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a hassle-free visit with an entry e-ticket for the Knossos Palace
  • Download the app and your audio tours on your smartphone prior to your visit
  • Gain valuable insight into the daily lives of ancient Cretans at your own pace
Full description
Enjoy an exciting visit to Knossos, Crete’s most famous historical attraction with a skip-the-line e-ticket, a compelling audio tour downloadable on your phone, and a detailed map of the site. Visit the grand capital of Minoan Crete, located 5 km south of Heraklion, and see the evocative setting with the impressive ruins and the brightly-colored frescoes, come alive through an engaging narrative that sheds light upon various elements of Minoan culture. The cupbearers and procession frescoes at the South Propylaeum depicting scenes from everyday life and the ceremonial activities in Minoan Crete are a great insight into the aesthetic ideals of the time. Follow the evolution of Minoan fashion, learn about the popular hairstyles of the people and discover the beauty products that they used to touch up their look. At the West Magazines, where the storage facilities of the palace are located, you will gain an understanding of the well-organized bureaucracy that supported the palace organization, the earliest forms of linear writing, as well as the Minoan economy and trade networks. Discover the copy of the “Prince of the Lilies” at the South Entrance Corridor and gaze out on Mount Juktas, perfectly framed by the eroded walls of the palace. Visit the Queen’s Megaron decorated with the famous blue dolphins fresco and equipped with a bathroom and a toilet room where you are going to find out everything about the bath habits in the Minoan era.
Includes
  • Adult entry ticket to the Knossos Palace
  • Audio tours in English for Knossos & Heraklion City 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
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

The tour begins just after the entrance to the archaeological site of Knossos.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Know before you go

  • This is a combination of a skip-the-line ticket for Knossos & a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your phone
  • No live guide or AR/VR is included
  • After booking, you will receive an email from Clio Muse Tours, with instructions for your tickets and the audio tour. Please check your spam folder as well
  • An Android or iOS smartphone is required.
  • The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones/iPhone 5/5C or older/iPod Touch 5th gen. or older/iPad 4th generation or older/iPad Mini 1st gen
  • Please ensure enough storage space (100-150 MB)
  • EU citizens 0-25 years old are entitled to free admission tickets
  • From April 1st to October 31st Non-EU citizens, from 6 to 25 years old are entitled to 50% reduced admission.
  • From April 1st to October 31st citizens over 65 from Greece or EU member states and the European Economic Area, are entitled to 50% reduced admission
  • Free/reduced tickets lose skip-the-line privileges and can only be acquired on-site
  • Wheelchair accessibility isn’t available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

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Very interesting narrative. Helpful to give context to what you are seeing. Skipping the line is really useful too.

August 24, 2022

The explanations of the areas to visit are very clear and exhaustive even with the addition of curiosity, a bit confusing when it explains how to go to the next area

August 23, 2022

August 20, 2022

Product ID: 418013