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Tickets for Knossos Palace & Archaeological Site

Visit the home of the Minotaur at this ancient Greek wonder

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Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
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What's included

Entrance to the Minoan Palace of Knossos

What's not included

Transport to the site
Guided tour
  • Roam the 9,000-year-old ruins of what was once the center of the Bronze Age civilization in Greece
  • Discover more about the Minoans and the rich tales they weaved about the Minotaur and his labyrinth
  • Follow in the footsteps of renowned archaeologist, Arthur Evans, and marvel at the rebuilt Minoan palace

Any lover of Greek mythology will find themselves lost in wonder as they walk where legends were created. The Minoan civilization lasted for close to two millennia, but what we may remember most is the tale of the Minotaur's labyrinth.

Along with classical stories, you'll be able to walk the archaeological site and see the reconstructed palace housing the intact throne of King Minos, the first king of Crete.

Archaeological work reveals that Knossos dates back to the Neolithic period, and the city is thought to have been the largest during Bronze Age Europe. Knossos' importance to the development of early civilizations can't be underplayed, and as you wander past stone carvings that date back thousands of years, your imagination will come alive with the events that transpired here – both in daily life and in legend!

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Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday 08:00 - 17:00
Palace of Knossos
Φειδίου 8, Iraklio 714 09, Knossos
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