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Palace of Knossos Guided Tour
Activities in Heraklion

Palace of Knossos Guided Tour

  • English English
  • 1.5 hours

Discover the fascinating secrets of the Minoan civilisation exploring the ancient Palace of Knossos with an expert English-speaking guide. Unmissable!

Palace of Knossos Guided Tour

After meeting your guide at 10 am at the Palace of Knossos, you'll begin exploring this ancient residence of King Minos. The palace complex is formed of more than 1500 interconnected rooms, a confusing structure that will no doubt remind of you of the Minotaur's Labyrinth...

Discover the legend of the mythological being that terrorised the Cretans thousands of years ago. Who shut him in the labyrinth? What did he eat? Who killed him and how?

As you delve into the island's mythical past, you'll wander through the chambers of the royal family, the sanctuaries and the rooms that were home to the treasures of Crete. The Palace of Knossos is the most significant vestige of the Minoan civilisation, considered to be the most sophisticated ancient culture in Europe.

One particular example of the civilisation's advanced development is the palace's complex sewage and water system. You'll also get to see the original throne of King Minos, which remains standing even 3,500 years later. After making the most of your tour around the Palace of Knossos and admiring its spectacular frescoes, your visit will come to an end.

Important information

This price of this tour does not include the entrance fee for the Palace of Knossos (€15 per person approximately).

Price

Adults Children between 5 and 12 years old Children under 5 years old
Tour in English
US$ 43.10
US$ 21
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 43.1
  • Children between 5 and 12 years old

    US$ 21
  • Children under 5 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

1.5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Guided tour of the Palace of Knossos.

Not included

Entrance to Palace of Knossos (€15 per person approximately).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 3 days before (Heraklion local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 43.10
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Palace of Knossos.

Cancellations

If you cancel 4 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 85%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.