Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum: E-Tickets with Audio Tours

Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum: E-Tickets with Audio Tours

From $ 44.38$ 24,60 per person

  • Entrance e-ticket
    Use your phone or print the voucher
  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English, Deutsch, Espa├▒ol, Fran├žais, Italiano
    For both audio and stories included
Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum: E-Tickets with Audio Tours

From $ 44.38$ 24,60 per person

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Overview

  • 4 hours
  • 174 stories
  • 2km distance
  • 54 stops

Experience Ancient Crete at your own pace with two tickets for the top archaeological attractions, the Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and two captivating self-guided audio tours on your smartphone. 

Receive your e-tickets by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the grandeur of Ancient Crete.

Put on your headphones and discover the most well known archaeological attractions of Crete through the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the 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 relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

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Once Upon a Time!

Knossos is the symbol of an entire era. According to the excavations, the site was inhabited from the Neolithic period (7000-3000 BC) until late Antiquity. The city was constructed in different periods but reached its peak during the 16th and 14th centuries. In 1450 BC, the Cretan palaces were destroyed from several causes and there was no recovery. Knossos survived one more century and became the seat of the Mycenaean rulers. Then, the city was abandoned and what was left were the remains of its erstwhile glory. Knossos flourished one last time during the Hellenistic period and, in 67 BC, it became a Roman colony. The city continued to be inhabited until the medieval times when a new town, Chandax -Heraklion today- emerged as the new center of the island of Crete.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Adult entry e-tickets for two archaeological attractions┬á
  • Two self-guided audio tours for your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps

Exclusions

  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

Charged smartphone, headphones, For outdoor venues: comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen.
  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

Palace of Knossos tour: Knossos 714 09, Greece. Heraklion Archaeological Museum tour: Xanthoudidou 2 & Hatzidaki Str., Heraklion

Starting point

Palace of Knossos tour: Theatre (inside the archaeological site, not far from the main entrance). Heraklion Archaeological Museum tour: The courtyard of the museum (inside the museum)

Directions to starting point

There is no meeting point.

  • The tour of the Palace of Knossos (Knossos: Daily Life in the Minoan era) begins just after the entrance to the archaeological site of Knossos (Knossos 714 09, Greece). Knossos is just a 20-minute drive from the city of Heraklion. You will drive along Ethnikis Antistaseos Avenue, which later gives way to Knossos Avenue for about 5 km. You will continue straight ahead until you reach Dedalou street, where you will find the entrance of the archaeological site. Even though you do not have a car, the easiest way is to get the bus. Take the bus 2 from Eleftherias square- the station is located in front of the Capsis Astoria Hotel- or from the central bus station of Heraklion. The ticket costs 1.70 euros (if you have already purchased it from automatic ticket offices or from kiosks) or 2.50 euros (if you purchase it on the bus).
  • The Heraklion Archaeological Museum tour (The Heraklion Archaeological Museum: a hymn to art) begins at the entrance of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum which is located at the center of Heraklion, just two minutes away from the very crowded Eleftherias square (Xanthoudidou 2 Str., ╬Ą.╬Ü. 71202, Heraklion, Crete). Be sure that you have already printed your ticket, before presenting it to the staff. You can go to the Heraklion Archaeological Museum on foot or by taking a bus or taxi if you donÔÇÖt live in the city center. The tour ends at the MuseumÔÇÖs courtyard which is located inside the museum.

Areas

Archaeological site of Knossos

  • Throne Room
  • QueenÔÇÖs Megaron
  • North lustral area

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum

  • The Phaistos Disc
  • The bull leaping fresco
  • The Minos ring

Important information

Opening hours

Opening hours for Knossos Palace

1 April - 31 October

  • Monday - Sunday: -

1 November - 31 March

  • Monday - Sunday: -

Opening hours for Heraklion Archaeological Museum

1 April - 31 October

  • Monday: -
  • Tuesday: -
  • Wednesday - Sunday: -

1 November - 30 November

  • Monday: -
  • Tuesday: -
  • Wednesday - Friday: -

1 December - 31 March

  • Monday: -
  • Tuesday: -
  • Wednesday - Sunday: -

Know before you book

  • This is a combination of 2 downloadable self-guided audio tours for your smartphone and 2 entry e-tickets for the┬á archaeological site of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.┬á
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • You will receive an email from the local supplier with important ticket & audio instructions.
  • Booking requests received between 22:00 to 7:59 (UTC+02:00) are served from 8.00 and on.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) 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
  • You will need storage space on your phone (350 MB)
  • Free/reduced admission tickets do not have skip the line privileges and can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site.┬á
  • Please note that the archaeological site of Knossos is not wheelchair accessible.

Know before you go

  • Download the ticket(s) & audio tours while on WiFi prior to your visit – no wifi/4G on-site
  • Receive an email from the local supplier with important ticket & audio instructions. Check your spam folder as well.
  • Ticket(s) need to be either printed or downloaded on your phone
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • The archaeological site of Knossos as well as the Heraklion Archaeological Museum are two of the most visited sites in Crete. It is advised to start your visit early in the morning. Both of them are more crowded during the holidays and the weekends.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen during the hot summer months (notice for the archaeological site of Knossos).
  • Inside the museum and the archaeological site of Knossos, suitcases or trolleys are not allowed.

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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