Entry ticket

Crete: Palace of Knossos Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Key Tours

Crete: Palace of Knossos Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 10.49 per person

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

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Valid 1 day
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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)

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Meeting point

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

Open in Google Maps ⟶
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
  • This offer includes only the regular adult-price ticket and people of all ages can use it to enter, paying the full price
  • Infants aged 0-5 years and EU citizens aged from 6-24 years old (with proof of ID) can enter for free. To use this offer, go to the ticket booth to get a special printed ticket
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 191 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.7/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Nice to see there. We walked around ourselves, there are signs in English everywhere. Few shady spots, so very warm in the blazing sun. They are still very busy, so there will be more to see in the future. Kids up to 25 from an EU country are free. You can simply indicate when ordering. We went around 10pm and it was quiet. Have not been extra at the checkout, because of the children and was no problem. Spent about 2 hours there.

Read more

September 20, 2022

Some signs indicate a paying rate for children. We were asked to take tickets for them and finally free… A person tells us that our tickets are not valid for tablets because not the official site… finally phone call to the number indicated on the e-ticket (great) and Meet the staff in orange ter shirts

August 17, 2022

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?

Read more

August 7, 2022

Product ID: 411187