Phaistos Palace: The Rival of Knossos

$ 12,82 per person

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Phaistos Palace: The Rival of Knossos

$ 12,82 per person

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  • 1h 30min
  • 39 stories
  • 2.44km distance
  • 12 stops

Phaistos, second only to Knossos, was the main Minoan town of southern Crete. The legendary residence of King Radamanthis, the brother of King Minos, awaits your arrival! Welcome to Phaistos, see the legendary palace and the most scenic views over southern Crete.

Waltz in the Palace of Phaistos with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into one of the most iconic landmarks of Crete, the Palace of Phaistos. Start your tour from the upper court of the Palace and continue to meet West Court: the tripartite shrine, getting acquainted with the Kouloures in the west court,  and the theatral steps.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Phaistos Palace with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * Ticket/entrance fee to the Palace is not included.

Audio Preview


Walk past the ticket office, down a flight of stairs which leads to an open area, with a good overview of the whole archaeological site. Stand in the centre of this open space and listen to the stories.

Christopher Nuttal

Chris, Specialising in the archaeology of Greek prehistory, is interested in how archaeology can tell a story from both a modern and ancient perspective and aspires to understand how humans perceive their cultural environment through archaeology.

Inclusions and Exclusions


  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges


  • Entrance tickets to the palace is not included.
  • 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


Epar.Od. Faistou - Kalon Limenon, Ag. Ioannis 702 00

Starting point

The tour ends at the King’s Megaron inside the Phaistos Palace ruins (Epar.Od. Faistou - Kalon Limenon, Ag. Ioannis 702 00).

Directions to starting point

The easiest way to get there is by car.

Important information

Opening hours


Every day

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



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)

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for the Palace of Phaistos are not included.
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included.
  • 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. Check your spam folder as well.
  • 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 (100-150 MB).

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • 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
  • Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes

Contributors and Bibliography


Image Credits:

Central: ©Nikater/ Commons Wikimedia

Image 2: Kouloures. Copyright Free.

Image 3:  Theatral Steps. Copyright Free.

Image 4: © Olaf Tausch, / Commons Wikimedia

Image 5: © Olaf Tausch, / Commons Wikimedia

Image 6: © Olaf Tausch, / Commons Wikimedia

Image 7: © Olaf Tausch, / Commons Wikimedia

Image 8: © Jose Mario Pires / Commons Wikimedia

Image 9: Area of the Phaistos Disc. Copyright Free.

Image 10: © C messier,/ Commons Wikimedia

Image 11: © Nikater / Commons Wikimedia

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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