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Knossos Palace & Archaeological Site

Visit the home of the Minotaur at this ancient Greek wonder

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Archaeological Site ticket
Entrance to the Minoan Palace of Knossos
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  • 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, with these Knossos Palace tickets, 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. Knossos Palace & Archaeological Site tickets guarantee a history fix, and a fascinating adventure.

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. Snap up these Knossos Palace tickets and let your mind wander as you per up close at 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!

  • Skip the line and show your smartphone Knossos Palace tickets at the entrance
  • Entrance is available between 15 minutes before until 60 minutes after the selected timeslot


  • The Archaeological Site is only 5 kilometers from Heraklion you can take a car or the bus that leaves from Heraklion bus station. There's free parking near the site's entrance.
Minoan Palace of Knossos
Thursday Closed
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00
Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Palace of Knossos
Φειδίου 8, Iraklio 714 09, Knossos
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  • Get a full refund if you select a refundable ticket during checkout and cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit.
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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Piotr,  Poland Poland
04 May 2024
It is a magnificent monument of the beginning of European civilization, set in a beautiful location. Minoans Culture is so interesting because of its surprising maturity and originality.
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Alex,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
05 Jun 2024
Other reviews were quite negative, so my expectations were low. However, I thought it was a very interesting site. It’s hard to imagine what challenges the early 20th century archaeologists faced.
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Madeleine,  Australia Australia
06 Jun 2024
It was great to know we had secured tickets for the date & time we needed. We only had 1 day in Heraklion. We arrived a little earlier than the ticket time but were allowed to enter.
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