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Labyrinth of Knossos (Shared Tour with Entry Tickets)

Home to the legendary labyrinth where Theseus killed the Minotaur, the Palace of Knossos dates back almost 4,000 years. From elegant wall paintings to sophisticated bathing pools, discover the lost civilization that built this majestic complex on a small-group tour with a licensed guide. Upgrade to ensure skip-the-line entry by prebooking your tickets online.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $76.98

The Palace of Knossos with Optional Skip-the-Line Ticket

Join our small group (up to 8 pax) Walking tour at Knossos palace with a Licensed Tourist Guide. Get the chance to pre-Buy on-line your entrance ticket and Skip-The-Line, entry.
Discover with us the Labyrinth and Palace of Knossos! Skip the long ticket line, upon arrival you meet your own exclusive guide and given your tickets. We Guide you with our expert guides to Knossos unraveling the Myths and Legends surrounding the site. Home to the Minotaur, the oldest throne of Europe, a sophisticated structure, elegant wall paintings that inspired art Nuevo centuries later, huge clay earns, advance draining systems, quarters sunk into the earth is there the Minotaur lurked? Together with your guide you will see the oldest civilization unfold before your eyes and you will be able to get the best out of your visit of this magnificent structure.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $48.12
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Goran S wrote a review Sep 2020
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The period when this tour took place was what many news outlets are calling the "second wave" of the coronavirus. According to our driver who took us from Chania to Heraklion told us that Crete experienced 70% decline in tourism this season. My point, the group intended for 8 persons ended up being a 2 persons group (my girlfriend and me). That said, on to the tour itself. Before considering a tour I read a healthy amount of reviews about Knossos and found out that people who did not go for a tour ended up describing the whole area as "a bunch of rocks". That was enough for me to book a guide for this place otherwise you're not getting anywhere near to the information needed to get a glimpse into this ancient piece of history. So, we booked a tour and as luck would have it, it turned out great. Our guide, Calypso, was punctual, supplied us with the entry tickets and  gave us their audio system 'Whispers' so we could maintain a safe distance and still hear her. As she immediately pointed out her task was to rewire our thinking to that of a society living in that period and the limited mental models they had understanding the world and each other. Throughout the tour the history of Knossos was told through the prism of their own time which made a lot more sense trying to understand their train of thought. Looking through the lens of the contemporary times, as some early historians have, you will come to different conclusions of course. The duration of the tour was 1h30min which we thought was enough. Since it was only the three of us we could afford time to discuss a particular subject and ask subsequent questions. Definitely recommended! ======= TL;DR Book a tour guide when visiting Knossos. We had a great time with ours.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from KnossosGuides1618, Owner at KnossosGuides
Responded Sep 11, 2020
Thank you for your review.
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Geoffrey S wrote a review Oct 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania41 contributions6 helpful votes
What an outstanding guide. Cheerful, articulate, very knowledgeable, funny, did a wonderful job of sorting out myth from fact. Cleverly avoided the crowds in her route and knew how to maximize the time and space. I arrived knowing a lot but learned so much more! i would use We Guide again!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from KnossosGuides1618, Owner at KnossosGuides
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Thank you !!
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Steven B wrote a review Sep 2019
Hackensack, New Jersey61 contributions7 helpful votes
My wife and I have traveled all over the world and have been escorted by too many professional tour guides to count but our guide, Maria, in Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeology Museum was at the top of the list regarding her knowledge, her enthusiasm and her professionalism. She made the minoan civilization come alive for us and our time together left us with memories for a lifetime. Bravo Maria and thanks again for a spectacular day!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from KnossosGuides1618, Owner at KnossosGuides
Responded Oct 2, 2019
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IpswichDan wrote a review Sep 2019
Ipswich, United Kingdom462 contributions107 helpful votes
Easy to book (through TripAdvisor) simple instructions and eticket. Met at the gates as promised by operator holding a sign. Names were on the list and tickets were ready. Small group of about 8 people and clearly knowelegable guide (Joanna). Good tour at a sensible pace. Recommend this over the big group tours - much more personal and interactive.
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Response from KnossosGuides1618, Owner at KnossosGuides
Responded Sep 23, 2019
Thank you !!
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Julian K wrote a review Aug 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great time of day for tour. 5pm tour was informative and very enjoyable. The Knossos temple is an amazing structure. Once thing I would change is that we went to the Archaelogical Museum in Heraklion first and paid admission only to find out that the tour included the admission to the museum with the ticket. Otherwise, it was perfect.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from KnossosGuides1618, Owner at KnossosGuides
Responded Aug 28, 2019
Thank you so much
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