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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Safety measures in place: Up to 8 people only (masked); tour given via ‘Whispers’: an audio system that means you can hear with clarity your guide, without having to stand by their elbow.
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Updated 22/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Join our small group (up to 8 pax) Walking tour at Knossos palace with a Licensed Tourist Guide. Skip-the-ticket line to enter Knossos Palace. Explore the ancient palace, step into the royal residence and see the Minoan king's throne. Be amazed by the House of the Frescoes and its colorful wall paintings. Learn about the history of the Minoan Civilization, probably the oldest one on the European continent. Use the combine ticket (value for money) to enter the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion when you go to Heraklion city later. Please check your location before booking! Crete is divided in four regional units and is approximately 260 km (162 miles) long and 60 km (37 miles) wide. Crete’s four prefectures: from west to east, Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion, and Lasithi (Elounda, Agios Nikolaos). Knossos palace located at the center of the island (Heraklion). Distance to Knossos palace from: Heraklion center, port or airport (code HER) approx. is 5 km (3 miles or 20 min by car)
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    Knossos Palace ENTRY
    Knossos 714 09, Greece
    Upon arrival to the Palace of Knossos, skip the long line for the tickets and enter the Archeological Site of Knossos ! Just round the corner after the ticket booth of Knossos you will see the Coffee shop our staff will be holding a sign of "WeGuide.gr - Meeting Point"
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    The Palace of Knossos
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    Knossos, a complex of more than 1500 interlocking rooms, was an astonishing palace, built for a mighty king of the Bronze Age. As you wander through the labyrinthine ruins, you will have the chance to see the original throne of "Minos", the mystifying sanctuaries, the luxurious domestic quarters of the royal family, the once upon a time bursting with Crete’s treasures pantries and the astonishing water-management systems! Skip-the-ticket-line service ! Licensed tour guide (English or French) for a 90-minutes guided tour in a small group. Safety measures in place: Up to 8 people only (masked); tour given via ‘Whispers’: an audio system that means you can hear with clarity your guide, without having to stand by their elbow.
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    Knossos Palace ENTRY
    Knossos 714 09, Greece
    Upon arrival to the Palace of Knossos, skip the long line for the tickets and enter the Archeological Site of Knossos ! Just round the corner after the ticket booth of Knossos you will see the Coffee shop our staff will be holding a sign of "WeGuide.gr - Meeting Point"
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Knossos Palace ENTRY, Knossos 714 09, Greece
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Guided Tour
  • Safety measures in place: Up to 8 people only (masked); tour given via ‘Whispers’: an audio system that means you can hear with clarity your guide, without having to stand by their elbow.
  • Licensed tour guide (English or French) for a 90-minutes guided tour in a small group.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line service !
  • Entry/Admission - The Palace of Knossos
Exclusions
  • Any Transfer
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • During summer periode (June-July-August-September) visit Knossos, escaping the crowds and not when it's so hot! Unravel the myth of the labyrinth enjoy Knossos at its best time 17:00 o'clock (5:00pm) with us!
  • Safety measures in place: Up to 8 people only (masked); tour given via ‘Whispers’: an audio system that means you can hear with clarity your guide, without having to stand by their elbow.
  • We kindly remind you that the tour you booked is a shared one. It starts at the mentioned time and can not be delay for any reason. Our check in begins 15 minutes prior the starting time of the tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Marita D wrote a review Oct. 2020
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This tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Crete last month. The tour guide Joanna has an obivious indepth knowledge of the history of Crete and the Minoan period. She not only brought Knossos to life with vivid clarity, (the art, the way of life) but could answer all our
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Trek05080130162, Owner at Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket (Shared Tour - Small group)
Responded 20 Oct. 2020
Thank you so much!!
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callie wrote a review Sep. 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom1 contribution
excellent our guide joanna really made the history of the temple/palace come to life i will be doing the other tours when i return t crete i learned so much from this tour fantastic
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Responded 6 Oct. 2020
Thank you so much !!
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Ben wrote a review Aug. 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
Joanne is a superb guide. She covered the archaeology of the site, explained the symbolism of how the site was constructed, discussed how the ancient civilisation/nation could be built. She always provided historical context to remind you how ancient the people who built the
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Trek05080130162, Owner at Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket (Shared Tour - Small group)
Responded 28 Aug. 2020
Thank you so much!!
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Mark wrote a review Oct. 2019
Jersey City, New Jersey1 contribution
Joanna's vast knowledge base and captive story telling made the tour a highlight in our trip on Crete. Can't recommend this tour highly enough.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Thank you so much..
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Ravi B wrote a review Sep. 2019
Potomac, Maryland8 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic tour! Joanna was amazing - the best guide we’ve had - we learned more about history, religion and myths in 90 minutes than we could imagine. Yiannis (tour operator) met us at the gate with our tickets (no need to go to their office to collect, unless you’re driving).
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Date of experience: September 2019
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I had been to Crete twice before our present visit ,in October 2019 , and realise now how little I knew of the isla
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Lovely trip
Had a really nice time strolling through the city with our lovely guide, who was very interesting and caring. We ha
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Very interesting and value for money
We booked this tour with transfer and so glad we did. We were picked up from our Hotel and transferred to the entra
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Knossos Palace - Mythology Tour
An excellent tour, very informative. The guide covered all aspects of Minoan culture, history and mythology. The gr
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Ancient Greece made not so ancient!
This tour was the most informative and life changing tour I have ever been on in my 48 years of life. Not only did
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Elizabeth D
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Ionna is fantastic - we learned a lot!
Our tour was to the Knossos museum and archealogical site for our family of four, including two children aged 12 an
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A journey to enlightenment
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Wonderful!!
This tour company is absolutely wonderful. They think Of any details you’d need. The guide we had, Ioanna Glyptis w
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Great tour operator
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Very good experience
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A unique learning experience
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Perfect Service
I contacted Travel Crete Tours for a week of vacation in Crete. Everything, from transfert from airport to daily to
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Ioanna Glyptis - Thorough, knowledgeable, passionate, vivid.
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Wonderful Day with Maria
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