Knossos: Pre-booked e-Ticket with Audio Tour

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Clio Muse Tours is an award-winning tour-guide app that offers self-guided audio tours and virtual tour experiences for museums, temporary exhibitions and city walks in 11 countries including Greece, Italy, Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany.

From history and mythology to gastronomy and architecture, our thematic audio tours cover a wide range of topics unraveling historical facts and unknown stories. Clio Muse Tours has collaborated with numerous world-class cultural institutions creating and curating over 300 audio tours.

 

  • 1 Hrs 40 Mins
  • Distance: 1km
  • Knossos, Crete

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.

Stops

20

Stories

83

Audio

Human Voice

Starting Point

Knossos Palace
Knossos 714 09, Greece

Price Includes

  • Adult entry ticket
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)
  • Activation link to access your audio tour

Price Excludes

  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation

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.
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • Free/reduced admission tickets do not have to skip the line privileges and can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site.
  • The site is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The entrance is free for young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their identity card or passport. Although, in order to get in, they have to get a free ticket entrance.
  • EU citizens aged 0-25 years old, are entitled to have free admission tickets. However, they have to wait in line to show ID card or passport.
  • From 1st of April to 31st of October Non-EU citizens, between 6 to 25 years old, upon presentation of their passport, are entitled to 50% reduced admission.
  • From 1st of April to 31st of October senior citizens over 65 from Greece or other EU member-states and the European Economic Area, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
  • To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 24 hours before the experience start date in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.

Know Before You Go

  • Download the ticket(s) & audio tours while on WiFi prior to your visit – no wifi/4G on-site
  • Check your spam folder as well.
  • Ticket(s) need to be either printed or downloaded on your phone
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • The archaeological site of Knossos is extensive and open so the visitors should wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen and take a hat and a bottle of water.

Areas

  • Knossos Palace

Opening Hours

The archaeological site of Knossos is open: from 1st April until 31 October daily: 08:00 a.m. – 07:30 p.m. and from 1st November until 31 March daily: 08:00 a.m.- 05:00 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones
  • Comfortable shoes, hat & sunscreen
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