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Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket (Shared Tour - Small group) provided by Travel Crete Private Tours

Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket (Shared Tour - Small group)

Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket (Shared Tour - Small group)
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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. 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)
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 127901P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
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
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • WeGuide.gr Knossos palace meeting point, 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"
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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
Departure details
  • WeGuide.gr Knossos palace meeting point, 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"
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 22, 2020
A note from Knossos Palace Skip-the-Line Ticket (Shared Tour - 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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
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    WeGuide.gr Knossos palace meeting point
    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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Simon h
1 contribution
The best tour guide in the world
Oct 2021
The best tour guide ever had, She made the true history of Knossos palace come alive and we didn't want the tour to end.

Do yourself a favour and book this tour
Written October 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Trek05080130162
Thank you so much !!
Written October 26, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

R M
Wolverhampton, UK84 contributions
Fantastic experience in learning
It was a combination of understanding of this site and thought provoking historical social and archaeology. Joanna conducted probably the best tour we have done in all out years traveling. Well done Joanna.
Written October 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Trek05080130162
Thank you so much!!
Written October 13, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nelly255
Almere, The Netherlands2 contributions
A bit disappointing
Due to Covid a big part of the excavation was closed. This makes no sense because everything is in the open air. Tickets do still cost 15 euro a person. Guide costs 80 euros extra. We spent about one hour. Information on the boards was oké.
Written October 4, 2021
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Trek05080130162
Dear visitor Unfortunately you did not book with us !! We are a platform that one books on line including all taxes vat. We provide best selling tours of Knossos. You obviously booked through or with someone else not us! But.... thank you for your review The Covid regulations and safety rules are decided by the world health organization not by Skip the Line ticket shared tour small group. The archeological sites around the civilized world are state governed and regulated by ministry of Culture not by Skip the line ticket The cost of the entrance fees as well are regulated by the state and Ministry of culture of each country. Health and safety regulations are vital for every human in the civilized world. Having the opportunity to have a private guide to your self in order to ask questions interact in person is much higher standard of touring than boards. A fully vaccinated professional guide that responds to all questions, ensured and taxes payed helping in the healthy economy for people to exist safely is a component of civilization. Thank you again
Written October 13, 2021
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Mr Peach
Berlin, Germany2 contributions
Excellent tour, not the usual touristic attraction.
Sep 2021 • Couples
The narration and the historical context given was excellent. Despite the huge crowds during peak time, our tour guide managed to keep a low tone of voice and be heard nonetheless. That was very much appreciated. It felt very much personal and I was glad she didn't recount out of date theories while gave a very down to earth vision of the whole site. Absolutely recommend.
Written September 26, 2021
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Trek05080130162
Thank you so much!!
Written September 27, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yetizod
Vacaville, CA67 contributions
Best guide ever
Sep 2021
Joanna deserves more than 5 stars. She brought this place to life incredibly, and did so with enthusiasm. I have been on lots of tours with great guides, but never one so obviously knowledgeable about not only the place but the mindset of ancient people and how that played into the design of the temple.
She mentioned in the little shop at the entrance afterward that she's also a teacher. I'm seriously jealous of her students.
On a personal note, I also got bit by a pretty nasty wasp, and she was all over it with some kind of spray that really helped.
Written September 21, 2021
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Trek05080130162
Thank you !
Written September 23, 2021
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Michael P
4 contributions
Hands down one of the best tours we’ve ever done. Thank you Joanna!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Hands down one of the best tours we’ve ever done. Joanna was our guide through Knossos Palace and she did a fantastic job of bringing the palace to life around us with the proper context. It’s funny to think what we would have assumed if we just read the guide book and didn’t have the inside stories behind the real lives lived there. “We are our stories.” as she reminded us while painting very informative pictures. She was bright and engaging. We wish we could have her guide the rest of our trip.
Written September 10, 2021
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Trek05080130162
Thnak you so MUCH !!
Written September 11, 2021
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Nicholas R
Hereford, UK352 contributions
5 star
Sep 2021
We met Joanna. This was not the automatic "tourist" Eurocentric tour. We were encouraged into the mindset of the early Cretan civilisation that built this and dispelled many of the later myths and interpretations that have been foisted on the monumental historical site. Dating from the time of matriarchal hegemony many if the later interpretations are overlaid with patriarchal, hierarchical concepts alien to this ancient people.
I was the "funny eye doctor" who knew some Greek and asked questions. We came away enlightened.
We loved seeing the oldest paved road in Europe.
Written September 9, 2021
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Trek05080130162
thank you so much !!!
Written September 9, 2021
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James N
1 contribution
Amazing, personalised experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
An amazing tour that was entirely personalised for my partner & I. We toured the entire palace being able to skip all of the queues (they were VERY long) and our tour guide shared many insightful stories.
Her explanation of the sights were eye-opening and thought-provoking. One of the, if not THE best tour I have had.

I would highly recommend.
Written August 23, 2021
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Trek05080130162
Thank you !!!
Written August 23, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roam67421060889
4 contributions
Patient and friendly
This tour was great! Our guide was very friendly, helpful, and patient despite the heat. She also knew the best places to explain things in the shade and spoke clearly enough to still be heard over the light roar of the cicadas. She also told us the best places to take our photos as well as showing us part of the palace that are currently off limits from the pictures she had on our phone. It would have been impossible to enjoy the palace the same without our guide. Thank you!!
Written August 1, 2021
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Trek05080130162
Thank you so much !!!!
Written August 3, 2021
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Marita D
1 contribution
Amazing Minoan Tour
Sep 2020
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 questions regarding the period. She made the tour both entertaining and educational. I would not hesitate to recommed Joanna as a tour quide and look forward to going on another tour with her when next I visit Crete.
Written October 19, 2020
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Trek05080130162
Thank you so much!!
Written October 20, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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