Heraklion: Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Walking Tour


Embark on a guided tour of Knossos, a vast complex boasting over 1500 interconnected chambers. Once the awe-inspiring residence of a formidable Bronze Age monarch, Knossos stands as Europe's oldest city.

As you explore the intricate remnants of this labyrinthine site, marvel at the original throne of 'Minos', enigmatic sanctuaries, opulent living quarters of royalty, storied treasure repositories, and sophisticated water management systems.

Originally constructed around 2000 BC, the first iteration of the palace met its demise in 1700 BC due to a devastating earthquake. Swiftly rebuilt, the subsequent palace emerged as the grandest of its time, reigning as the paramount hub of power in Bronze Age Crete for over three centuries.

Distinguished by groundbreaking architectural advancements, resplendent frescoes embellishing its walls, and a layout spanning four floors with myriad chambers, the new palace boasted expansive storage facilities, specialized workshops, and grandiose courtyards for ceremonies and revelries.

Delve into the history of the palace's ultimate demise, as seismic activity in the late 14th century BC culminated in its final destruction.


Skip the ticket line to enter Knossos and take a tour with a licensed guide
Explore the ancient palace, step into the royal residence and see the throne
Be amazed by the House of the Frescoes and its colorful wall paintings
Learn about the history of the Minoan Civilization, the oldest one in Europe.

Meeting Point

Meet your guide next to the entrance of the archaeological site, by the ticket booth. Your guide will be holding a sign with the WeGuide logo.


1 hour 30 minutes

Aditional Information

Please bring your passport, if you qualify for a reduced price
During warm days, please wear walking shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat, and water
The voucher is not your entry ticket; you need to exchange it at the meeting point at Knossos Palace

What's Included

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fees and Taxes

  • Local Guide

Not Included

  • Customary Tips

  • Personal Expenses

  • Pick Up & Drop Off

Things to Know

  • Not wheelchair accessible.

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