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Knossos Palace Guided Walking Tour

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    Stop At: WeGuide, 44, Knossos Ave, Heraklion, Crete 71306 Greece

    Join a small group and take a tour with a licensed guide.

    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.

    Upon arrival to the Palace of Knossos, skip the long line for the tickets and enter the Archeological Site of Knossos !

    Not necessary to stay in line enter through the gates of Knossos to meet us!

    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"

    Here you meet your tour guide of Knossos Palace.

    There is a free parking place for your car just before the Knossos palace.

    Tour starts from November 1st to April 30th every:

    Monday 09:30am

    Tuesday 09:30am

    Wednesday 09:30am

    Thursday 09:30am

    Friday 09:30am

    Saturday 09:30am

    Sunday 09:30am

    Tour starts from May 1st to May 31st every:

    Monday 09:00am & 11:00am

    Tuesday 09:00am & 11:00am

    Wednesday 09:00am & 11:00am

    Thursday 09:00am & 11:00am

    Friday 09:00am & 11:00am

    Saturday 09:00am & 11:00am

    Sunday 09:00am & 11:00am

    Tour starts from June 1st to October 31st every:

    Monday 09:00am & 11:00am & 05:00pm

    Tuesday 09:00am & 11:00am & 05:00pm

    Wednesday 09:00am & 11:00am & 05:00pm

    Thursday 09:00am & 11:00am & 05:00pm

    Friday 09:00am & 11:00am & 05:00pm

    Saturday 09:00am & 11:00am & 05:00pm

    Sunday 09:00am & 11:00am & 05:00pm

    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). We are located at Heraklion city center.

    Distance to Knossos palace from:

    Heraklion center, port or airport (code HER) approx. is 5 km (3 miles or 20 min by car)

    Chania center, port (Suda port) or airport (code CHQ) approx. is 140 km (87 miles or 2,5 hours by car)

    Rethymnon center or port approx. is 85 km (53 miles or 1,5 hours by car)

    Lasithi (Elounda, Agios Nikolaos) center or port approx. is 75 km (47 miles or 1,5 hours by car)

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I had a great time at Knossos, definitely better yhan using audio guide. The taxi service is on time. The tour is actually in quite a small group, which is great for me. Joanna, our guide, has very good knowledge on archeology. Not only the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    WeGuide C, Owner at WeGuide, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you so much !!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Fabulous place We hired a car rather than pay for a coach trip which did not include the cost of the entry .It is beautful although very hotin August may sure you bring water with you or buy before entering . Good service as we...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank louPAG1
    WeGuide C, Owner at WeGuide, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Our guide Calypso was really engaging, dynamic, and knowledgeable. She taught us so much about the Minoans, putting their amazingly advanced society into context with other ancient civilizations. She also explained the context of the restoration of the site, which is controversial due to the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kukuemura
    YannisF47, Ιδιοκτήτης at WeGuide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you !!!

    Reviewed June 26, 2019

    Joanna was our guide and I can not say enough about how she added texture and depth to the experience. We went on several tours and this was by far the most informative and well executed. well done Joanna and good luck with your continued...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank catsNhiking
    YannisF47, Ιδιοκτήτης at WeGuide, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

    Thank you so much!

    Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

    Visited Knossos palace on a coach trip, very busy place. Some waiting, mostly a good site but let down with early nineteenth century rebuilds by early historians, understand times were different back then, some interesting sites . Was busy

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    YannisF47, Ιδιοκτήτης at WeGuide, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2019

    Thank you !!

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    Cynthia S
    September 2, 2018|
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    Response from Annawebe | Reviewed this property |
    The guide will by tickets with you, so you can skip the line
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    r0squi
    August 19, 2018|
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    Response from Annawebe | Reviewed this property |
    No. The guide will meet you there, and will help you to by a ticket in the fast lane
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