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Knossos Palace Guided Walking Tour

Knossos Palace Guided Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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
What to expect
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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66515P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • LIVE Tour Guide Knossos
  • Need to purchase entrance ticket (Full €15, Reduced: €8 ). We can provide you Skip-the-Line service.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entrance Ticket of Knossos palace
  • Entry/Admission - Crete
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • WeGuide.gr, 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" ( NOT at the Guides booth )
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is formal
  • 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.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Entrance Ticket is NOT included - You Join a mini group with a Guide
  • There are two options ( English speaking guide or French speaking guide). Pick one please.
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • LIVE Tour Guide Knossos
  • Need to purchase entrance ticket (Full €15, Reduced: €8 ). We can provide you Skip-the-Line service.
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entrance Ticket of Knossos palace
  • Entry/Admission - Crete
Departure details
  • WeGuide.gr, 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" ( NOT at the Guides booth )
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is formal
  • 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.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Entrance Ticket is NOT included - You Join a mini group with a Guide
  • There are two options ( English speaking guide or French speaking guide). Pick one please.
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 26 Jan 2022
A note from Knossos Palace Guided Walking Tour
Safety measures in place: Up to 10 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. Recommended time 5pm in the afternoon; though the Palace in the summer stays open to 8pm .
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    WeGuide.gr
    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" ( NOT at the Guides booth )
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    WeGuide.gr
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    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. There is a free parking place for your car just before the Knossos palace. Need to purchase entrance ticket (Full: €15, Reduced: €8 ). We can provide you Skip-the-Line service. Tickets can be bought either at the Knossos ticket booth with a credit or debit card.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Terri P
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Family
My family travels all over the world and has encountered numerous tour guides. Ioanna was different, in only the most wonderful way! She has this amazing way of challenging you to not only see and enjoy the ruins and historical sites you are at; but also to truly dive into the history of the people behind the ruins. My 13 year old son loved debating and discussing the why behind certain Ancient Greek practices and beliefs with her. He says it brought the ruins alive for him. Ioanna is also such a truly engaging and lovely person. She made us feel like family in her country and that just made the tour even more enjoyable! I cannot recommend her and her tours enough, they are a must do!
Written 26 August 2021
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WeGuide C
Thank you so much !!
Written 26 August 2021
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ryanlk94
2 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
I had a private guided tour of the palace with Guide Stella. She was a world class guide! Extremely informative. I said to her during the tour “if I went without the tour I would never have knew the things you are telling me”.
A guide is highly recommended, learn about all the wonderful ingenuity and history of the Palace and landmark itself. A truly educational experience!
Written 12 May 2022
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WeGuide C
Thank you!
Written 13 May 2022
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Tracy
Bridgeport, TX4 contributions
We had Joanna as our guide and she was absolutely the best. Made the history of the site so interesting and explained things about the island of Crete and how much of the site can relate to art and anthropology studies today. She was very responsive to questions and left you feeling informed and inspired. If you go to Knossos you have to have her as your guide!!!
Written 11 August 2021
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WeGuide C
Thank You so much !!
Written 12 August 2021
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George - Greece
10 contributions
Jul 2020
Akrivi provided an excellent tour that made our experience in Knossos truly memorable. Akrivi was very friendly, personable and knowledgeable.

I have visited Knossos may times in the past, but this tour offered new and valuable insights on the Minoan civilization and (surprisingly!) its connection to todays issues.

Totally recommend it.
Written 26 August 2020
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WeGuide C
Thank you so much ..
Written 28 August 2020
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Gordon B
7 contributions
Aug 2020
This was a fantastic tour that really gave us a new perspective on the classic Greek myths. We learned a lot about their relationship to history, as well as the history of the excavation of the site. If you are planning to go to the Palace, definitely book this tour! The visit to the site really wouldn't have been anywhere near as enjoyable or edifying without this tour.
Written 9 August 2020
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WeGuide C
Thank you so much! Hope to see you soon again.
Written 16 August 2020
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nsh0re
New York City, NY14 contributions
Apr 2018
Akrivi was our guide. She showed up promptly and gathered our group of 7 at the pleasant entrance of the park that has a nice cafe. We had purchased combined tickets at the Irakleo Arch. Museum the day before so we were set. Akrivi gave us a clear and intelligent walk with many fine details to help us really understand what we were seeing. We left Knossos and returned to the museum a second time with a better sense of what the Minoans had accomplished.
Written 23 April 2018
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Annawebe
Onsala, Sweden10 contributions
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 related to our question.
We highly recommend this tour!!!!
Written 1 July 2018
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Thank you so much!!!
Written 18 July 2018
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daffydoc2
Kaiserslautern, Germany39 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
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. His English was impeccable, and he paced the tour well to hold our interest and point out the many interesting details we would have missed on our own. We saw the large groups of tourists with other guides, and felt thoroughly pampered as we were the only couple with our guide. We learned a lot -- thank you very much!
Written 27 November 2018
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Thank you so much! Hope to see you soon again.
Written 30 December 2018
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Massimo
1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Solo
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 strongly recommend the tour with her: even if you don't know anything about the Minoan world - but you want to be introduced in that world - you will spend a beautiful interesting and amazing time at this site...Fotini gave me the key to decipher the mistery of the Ancient Palace of Knossos!
Written 11 August 2018
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Thank you so much!!
Written 12 August 2018
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CLLJJR
Keene, NH217 contributions
Oct 2019
We were fortunate to book this tour for 9:00 AM and there were only two of us. The guide introduced us to Greek mythology and history and then showed around. She pointed out important features we would have missed, as there is little signage. She led the tour at a relaxed pace and was open to our questions and observations. She explained that the original archeologist named features based on his cultural assumptions from the time he was working, and what present day archeologists have since discovered.
Written 30 October 2019
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WeGuide C
Thank you!
Written 31 October 2019
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gapyearboomers
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Joanna tour guide: Knossos
The only way to visit and understand Knossos is to have Joanna Kalypso Glyptis as your guide. “Kalypso” in ancient
Aziza M
Aziza M
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Amazing
Joanna was amazing, what a wonderful experience through the old palace of Knossos. Even though there is not much le
thats_ms_j
thats_ms_j
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By far one of the best tour guides I have ever had!
Ioanna is probably one of the best tour guides I have ever had and I've traveled all over the world. She not other
482brandib
482brandib
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Thank you again Dimitra Pilarinou!!!
Dimitra was one of our favorite guides on any trip we have ever taken! She was personable and super knowledgeable.
Kosman15
Kosman15
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Knossos
The best guide we could find to learn all about Knossos!! Fantastic experience! Thank you for it!!!!
poliviosk
poliviosk
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Wonderful time travel to the Ancient Minoan civilization 
Thanks to Akrivi we had a fantastic time visiting both the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the Knossos palace.
vpitsouni
vpitsouni
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Knossos palace guided tour
We visited Knossos palace a few days ago and our guide Akrivi was amazing!! She explained in a very informative a
roland_nilsson
roland_nilsson
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Excellent insight into Knossos
I really enjoyed my tour with Ioanna. She brought the site to life with a mixture of questioning the original archa
cloeb230
cloeb230
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Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum of Heraklion guided walking tour
We spent a wonderful day with Ioanna at Knossos Palace and the Archaelogical Museun of Heraklion. Was a memorable t
pimlicowolf
pimlicowolf
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Tourist attraction long on queues and short on quality
Went to visit and was pretty disappointed. Long lines, poor maintenance and a real lack of quality explanations. Th
NavySquid325
NavySquid325
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Historical Accuracy Appreciated
My guide (Joanna) was a breath of fresh air. From start to finish her presentation of ancient and historical inform
dmcdonald1918
dmcdonald1918
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Great customer service
They helped us out when trying to enter the site. A big thank you for the ladies at Knosso, they will take care of
xavierhs
xavierhs
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Fantastic food tour
Mirjam was teriffic. The food sampled, the locations selected, and the local personalities we met and shared time
Pam A
Pam A
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Knossos
Joanna was an excellent guide- free of hyped untrue stories. A welcomed academic experience. Would definitely recom
AndreS5475
AndreS5475
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The best ever tour guide.
Joanna Glyptis was our tour guide. Rather than following typical protocol of providing historical facts she offered
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