Palace of Knossos: Skip-the-Line Ticket & Audio Tour


  • Skip the line and enter Knossos with your pre-booked e-ticket

  • Download, before your visit, a digital audio tour on your smartphone and immerse yourself into the fascinating world of Minoan Crete

  • Meander through the corridors of King Minos’ palace and marvel at the exotic beauty of Minoan frescoes

  • Gain valuable insight into the daily lives of ancient Cretans at your own pace

Tour info

2 hours 30 minutes -
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Adult: (25-64 years)
Meeting Point

8 Φειδίου, Φειδίου, Iraklio, 714 09

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

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.

It is an opportunity and a lifetime experience to visit the core of the Minoan life and the best-excavated palace of this era. You will discover the daily life and culture of the Minoans and relate to your surroundings in an original way.

What’s included?

  • Adult entry ticket

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English

  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)

  • Activation link to access your audio tour

  • Live Guide

  • Smartphone or headphones

  • Food and drinks

  • Transportation

Things to know

Before you book

  • This is a combination of a skip-the-line e-ticket for Knossos & a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone

  • No live guide will accompany you. No AR/VR is included

  • After booking, you will receive an email from the local supplier, Clio Muse Tours, with further instructions for your tickets and the audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well

  • Booking requests received between 10.00 pm - 7.59 am will be served the next morning from 8.00 am.

  • An Android or iOS smartphone is required.

  • The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation

  • Please ensure you have enough storage space (100-150 MB)

  • EU citizens aged 0-25 years old, are entitled to have free admission tickets.

  • From 1st of April to 31st of October Non-EU citizens, between 6 to 25 years old are entitled to 50% reduced admission.

  • From 1st of April to 31st of October senior citizens over 65 from Greece or other EU member-states and the European Economic Area, are entitled to 50% reduced admission.

  • Free/reduced admission tickets do not have skip the line privileges and can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site.

Before you go

  • Due to the touristic affluence, it is advised to start your visit early in the morning.

  • Please download the e-ticket and audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit in order to enjoy it offline

  • Skip the line and proceed to the validating machines to scan your ticket

  • The audio tour can be used anytime, online or offline. Use your headphones to best enjoy it

  • The archaeological site of Knossos is extensive and open so the visitors should wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen and take a hat and a bottle of water

  • The site is not wheelchair accessible

  • The archaeological site of Knossos is open: from 1st April until 31 October daily: 08:00 - 20:00 and from 1st November until 31 March daily:08:00- 17:00

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

From November 20th until December 6th, all visitors should provide a Covid-19 vaccination or immunity certificate at the entrance due to government restrictions.Children from 4 to 17 years old must provide a parental/legal guardian declaration that the child has undertaken a self-test taken no longer than 24 hours.

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

Redemption information

    Your self-guided audio tour is now confirmed!
    Viator voucher is not your entry ticket for the site.
    Internet access is unavailable at Knossos Palace, so prior to your visit and while you have wifi access, download your e-ticket, app and audio tour for offline use.
    Ensure your smartphone is fully charged & bring your headphones.
    The tour begins just after the entrance to the archaeological site of Knossos (Knossos 714 09, Greece).

    No live guide will escort you and no extra equipment (smartphone, headphones, etc.) will be provided.

    In case you need any assistance, contact us at [email protected]


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Clio Muse Tours was founded in 2014 to promote the world’s cultural heritage by using modern technology tools. We have created over 550 self-guided tours in 26 countries in collaboration with tour guides, museums and organizations.