Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archaeological Museum: E-tickets with Audio Tour & Heraklion City Tour on Your Phone

Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archaeological Museum: E-tickets with Audio Tour & Heraklion City Tour on Your Phone

From $ 28,88 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, Español, Français, Italiano
    For both audio and stories included
Knossos Palace and Heraklion Archaeological Museum: E-tickets with Audio Tour & Heraklion City Tour on Your Phone

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Overview

  • 6 hours
  • 251 stories
  • 7.50km distance
  • 75 stops

Knossos Palace & Heraklion Museum: E-Tickets to Minoan History, Audio Tour & City’s rich history

Your Personal Adventure: Experience the top attractions of Crete, including the Knossos Palace, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and the historic city of Heraklion at your own pace. Pre-book your e-ticket and audio tour for a convenient visit. Receive your ticket by email and download the app and audio tours on your phone before your visit. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of these renowned sites.

 

Listen and Admire:

Minoan Palace
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Historic Old Town
Minoan Artifacts
Phaistos Disc

 

Explore Through Locals’ Eyes: Gain unique insights into the Knossos Palace, which narrates the evolution of the Minoan Era. Discover the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, home to some of the most incredible Minoan treasures. Explore the city of Heraklion, the ever-changing city center of Crete, from a local perspective. The tours’ content is crafted by professional local authors and includes less-known stories and anecdotes, providing an entirely original way to relate to your surroundings.

Extra Tip: After you visit Knossos Palace, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and the city of Heraklion, consider exploring the beautiful island of Crete further. Seek out hidden gems, lesser-known attractions, and the natural beauty of Crete to make the most of your visit and delve deeper into the island’s rich history and culture.

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The bread-like wells

The excavations brought to light stone-lined pits, like broad wells, filled with broken stone vases and potsherds. They were named by the workmen kouloures, after a type of round bread that is widely popular in Crete. Evans, who also adopted the term, considered that kouloures were used as garbage depository. According to other theories, they were used as repositories for ceremonial offerings or grain storage. Now, it is believed that they might have been used to collect water that ran off the paved court and the flat roofs. Kouloures have also been found at Phaistos and Malia but their location and number are not the same. The only certain fact is that during the New Palace period (1700-1450 BC) the kouloures became obsolete and were eventually covered.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Adult entry ticket to Knossos Palace and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum
  • Skip-the-line service 
  • Self-guided audio tour on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

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

The location

Address

Knossos 714 09, Greece

Starting point

There is no meeting point. 

  • The tour of the Knossos Palace 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 self-guided audio tour for the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is designed to start at the entrance of the Museum(Xanthoudidi and Chatzidaki 1, Iraklio 712 02). The easiest way to get there is by bus. Take the bus till the Plateia Eleftherias bus stop(Iraklio 712 02) and walk 1 minute till the entrance of the Museum via Xanthoudidou Street.
  • The self-guided audio tour for the city of Heraklion is designed to start at the entrance of Koules which is located at the old harbor of the city.. The easiest way to get there is on foot.

Areas

Throne Room I Tripartite Shrine I North lustral area | The Phaistos Disc I the bull leaping fresco I the Minos ring I the Snake Goddess I The Hagia Triada Sarcophagus | Koules I Morosini Fountain IN The Loggia

 

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: -

Recommended visiting hours

Knossos Palace

Winter:

Every day

from 1-11-2021 to 31-3-2022: 08.30-17.00 (last admission 16:45)

 

Summer:

Every day

from 1-4-2021: 08:00 – 20:00 (last admission 19:45)

from 1-9-2021: 08.00-19.30 (last admission 19:15)

from 16-9-2021 08.00-19.00 (last admission 18:45)

from 1-10-2021: 08.00-18.30 (last admission 18:15)

from 16-10-2021: 08.00-18.00 (last admission 17:45)

 

Heraklion Archaeological Museum 

Low Season

1-30 November Monday and Wednesday – Sunday: 08:00-17:00

1-30 November Tuesday: 10:00-17:00

1 Dec.-31 March Monday and Wednesday – Sunday: 08:30-15:30 

1 Dec.-31 March Tuesday 10:00-17:00 

 

High Season

1 April – 31 Oct. Days Monday and Wednesday – Sunday: 08:00-20:00

1 April – 31 Oct. Days Tuesday: 10:00-20:00 

Know before you book

  • This is a combination of a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (accessible through our app) and an entry ticket for the Knossos Palace.
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well.
  • The course of the visit may be modified and special restrictions may be imposed. The visitors must always adhere to the guidelines of the site. 
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS (version 15.0 and later) smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 6/6 Plus or older, iPod Touch 6th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Air 1st generation, iPad Mini 3rd generation or older.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (200-300MB)
  • Free and reduced admission tickets do not have to skip the line privileges and can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site. 
  • Most of the archaeological site is wheelchair accessible. 
  • The Heraklion City Tour is a city tour therefore it is wheelchair accessible. Please note that some points of interest might not be wheelchair accessible.
  • The Heraklion Archeological Museum  is wheelchair accessible.

Know before you go

  • Download the ticket(s) & audio tour while on WiFi prior to your visit. Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s).
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • For the Heraklion City Tour please wear sunscreen and a hat during hot summer months 
  • For the Heraklion City Tour visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes 
  • The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the most visited sites in Crete. The best time to visit is early in the morning or at the end of the day. It is more crowded during the holidays and at weekends. 
  • In order to enjoy your visit to the fullest, you should wear comfortable shoes and have your camera or cell phone fully charged. 
  • No suitcases or trolleys are allowed inside the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

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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