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Explore Knossos

Crete’s most famous historical attraction, the grand capital of Minoan civilization, and a setting that one cannot forget after visiting.  Knossos is impressive, engaging, and vivid, inviting you to listen to the heart of the Minoan civilization.

Explore it at your own pace with a Clio Muse Tour.

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Why choose an e-ticket & self-guided audio tour bundle for Knossos?

The self-guided audio tour will offer you both historical information and trivia about the site, as well as allow you to determine your own pace during the visit. That means taking your time to absorb the beauty and knowledge as well as pausing and resuming whenever and wherever you wish. Having a ticket beforehand will save you significant waiting time, because you will be able to enter through the automatic scanners instead of the ticket booth line.

How do I enter Knossos without waiting in line?

At both entrances you will find automatic scanners. Skip the ticket booth line and head directly for the scanners. Scan the QR code of your ticket directly from your phone’s screen and you may enter.

What is the duration of the self-guided audio tour of the Knossos?

Depending on your walking rhythm, it can take at least 2 hours. You may stay for as long as you like on the site. Note that once you exit, you cannot re-enter with the same ticket.

Which Knossos attractions does your self-guided audio tour cover?

Among others, our team has created stories about the:

  • The Palace of Knossos
  • South Propylaeum
  • The Throne Room
  • The Hall of the Double Axes and the Queen’s Megaron
  • The Lustral Basin
  • The Open Theater Space

What is the best time to take the Knossos self-guided audio tour?

Taking into consideration the high temperatures and the hot greek sun, you may start your visit either early in the morning or early in the afternoon after 5pm. In general you may find it best to avoid rush hours, in order to better enjoy the site.