Enjoy fast track entry with your pre-booked e-ticket
Enjoy a digital audio tour on your Android or iOS smartphone
Gain valuable insight into the daily lives of ancient Cretan
Gaze out on the imposing view of Mount Juktas
Follow in the steps of ancients Minoans
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Entrance fee / adult ticket for Knossos
Pre-booked e-ticket service (ticket sent to your email)
Activation link to access your audio tour
Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
Offline content with offline interactive map to avoid roaming charges
Smartphone or headphones
App not compatible with Windows phones
Food and drinks
What you can expect
Enjoy a hassle-free visit to Knossos Palace, one of the oldest and luxurious palaces in the world, provided by a skip-the-line ticket that comes with an immersive self-guided audio tour on your smartphone. Put on your headphones and experience your surroundings through the immersive power of storytelling!
Enjoy an exciting visit to Knossos, Crete’s most famous historical attraction with a skip-the-line e-ticket, a compelling audio tour downloadable on your phone and a detailed map of the site. Visit the grand capital of Minoan Crete, located 5 km south of Heraklion, and see the evocative setting with the impressive ruins and 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 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. Visit the Queen’s Megaron decorated with the famous blue dolphins fresco and equipped with a bathroom and a toilet room where you are going to find out everything about the bath habits in the Minoan era.