Knossos tour: The Minoan daily life
Enjoy an exciting walk in Crete’s most famous attraction, the Palace of Knossos, with a compelling self-guided audio tour on your smartphone, and a detailed map of the site.
Set out to experience the grand capital of Minoan Crete, located 5 km south of Iraklion. The evocative setting and the impressive ruins of the palace, courtyards, private apartments, baths, storehouses, as well as the brightly-colored frescoes, come alive through an engaging narrative that sheds light upon various elements of Minoan culture.
The cupbearers and procession frescoes at the South Propylaeum depicting scenes from the everyday life and the ceremonial activities in Minoan Crete are a great insight into the aesthetic ideals of the time. Follow the evolution of Minoan fashion, learn about the popular hairstyles of the people and discover the beauty products that they used to touch up their look. At the West Magazines, where the storage facilities of the palace are located, you will gain an understanding of the well-organized bureaucracy that supported the palace organization, the earliest forms of linear writing, as well as the Minoan economy and trade networks. Discover the copy of the “Prince of the Lilies” at the South Entrance Corridor and gaze out on Mount Juktas, perfectly framed by the eroded walls of the palace. Picture what rural life must have been like in Minoan Crete as you learn about the agriculture of the early Cretans, travel, and transportation of the time and the ritual significance of the mountains in their religion.
This is an unmissable opportunity to experience what life in Minoan Crete must have been like following in Yishharu’s steps, the son of an aristocratic family who grew up in the peaceful years of Minoan naval power!
Cultural Mapping is an ATHINA Educational Network initiative (www.athinaedunet.org). Minoan Routes integrate myth, history, and tradition to highlight aspects of life in prominent focal points of Minoan Crete.
|Address||Knossos 714 09, Greece|
|Starting point||Minoan Palace of Knossos|
Self-guided audio tour in English for your smartphone (Android & iOS)
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|Areas||Knossos Archaeological Site|
|Opening hours||Winter (1 Nov. to 31 Mar.) Every day 08:00 - 15:00. Last admission 14:45 Summer (1 Apr. to 31 Oct.) Every day 08:00 - 19:30|
|Additional admission||Full: €15, Reduced: €8|
|Mandatory Items||Charged Android / iOS smartphone & headphones|
Why take a self-guided tour?
This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.
You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.
After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.
By clicking "Add to cart", you are purchasing this tour in English. This tour is also available in the following languages: Ελληνικά.