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Knossos Palace Guided Walking Tour

By: WeGuide
  • Narrated walking tour of Knossos Palace
  • See wall paintings, domestic quarters, and the Throne of Minos
  • Go with a guide: it’s easy to get lost within the labyrinthine complex
Knossos Palace Guided Walking Tour
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Excavated and restored by archaeologists at the turn of the 20th century, Knossos Palace provides insight into one of Europe’s most advanced Bronze Age civilizations. But the true significance of the site can hard to fully grasp without an in-depth knowledge of the Minoans. On this tour, learn about the Minoans people and the mythical Minotaur while exploring the vast palace complex with a licensed guide.
What to Expect
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Stop At: WeGuide, Heraklion, Crete

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
Reviews (10)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2018
Knowledgeable, entertaining tour guide

We thoroughly enjoyed our personal tour of Knossos Palace. Our guide, Passos (spelling?) was extremely congenial, had many entertaining historical tidbits to bring the ruins to life, and helped to explain both the history of the people and the probable life of the area's inhabitants....More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank daffydoc2
YannisF47, Ιδιοκτήτης at WeGuide, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2018

Thank you so much! Hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Great private tour of Knossos!

Very nice 90 minute private tour of KNossos for my wife and I. They were well organized and on time. Our guide, Akrivi Chatzigeorgiou, was extremely knowledable and spoke great English. She was the best! Highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kim L
YannisF47, Ιδιοκτήτης at WeGuide, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you so much!

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Crete History

During our recent holiday to Crete we took the opportunity to visit Knossos Palace. The site is quite large and does get very busy. The car park is a bit of a muddle and the queue to get in was very long and took us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MichaelBuck2014
Reviewed 11 August 2018
Great visit!

The service was very good: if you book in advance you skip the line, and for Knossos that can be very very useful... Most of all, the guide offered by Fotini was great: detailed and refined, and at the same time cool and passionate. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank Massimo N
Yannis F, Owner at WeGuide, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thank you so much!!

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing guide!

We have been on several guided tours, but Johanna was the best we have ever had! So much knowledge. She mixed the facts with interesting thoughts about science, religion and philosophy. When we asked questions, she not only answered, but told us more interesting things...More

3  Thank Annawebe
Yannis F, Ιδιοκτήτης at WeGuide, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thank you so much!!!

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Cynthia S
2 September 2018|
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Response from Annawebe | Reviewed this property |
The guide will by tickets with you, so you can skip the line
19 August 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
6 July 2018|
Response from Annawebe | Reviewed this property |
I think what they mean is that you should look ok. Don’t wear beachwear. Men should not go without a shirt. It is hot, so long sleeves and pants are not a good idea.
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