First Entrance Knossos Fully Guided Tour with Tickets Included

First Entrance Knossos Fully Guided Tour with Tickets Included

Free cancellation
Language: English
Printed ticket only
Duration: up to 1 hour
Do this because
  • Guaranteed departure
  • Better than skip-the-line tickets – first entrance of the day with no queue (site is only accessible to a limited number of visitors at any time)
  • Beat the heat and crowds
  • Fully guided tour including inside areas inaccessible to larger groups
  • Tickets to Knossos archaeological site included
  • Small group of 15 guests per guide
  • Headsets included from the first participant
What to expect

Why take this tour?

The ancient island of Crete has a history as long as time immemorial. A thriving Bronze Age society and a waterfall of advanced civilization have led to a view into Greece's longstanding cultural heritage. On this incredible archaeological adventure, join a local expert guide as you explore the ruins of the site coined, “The Oldest City in Europe” – Knossos. As your guide reveals the secrets of these ancient people, their public systems, architectural feats, and thriving, prolific culture, escape the present time to stand among the bustling city some 9,000 years ago.

Let our local expert guide take you back to the wattle and daub village that once was. Enter the world through the material culture left behind - a bevy of archaeological remains, knives and arrowheads, animal and human figurines used in daily worship. Travel through the centuries via expert storytelling and your imagination coupled with the physical remnants of palaces and residences excavated to the present day. Learn of the rites and rituals as you pass through thousands of years of history. Touch on the various well-known myths surrounding key figures in Greek mythology – including Minos, the famed king who once resided in the Cretan palace at Knossos. Pause in the Roman period when the city fell to Roman rule and became the prototype of a conquered Roman city – and hear of the discoveries still awaiting excavation.

As you draw closer to the present, learn of another Minos, the amateur archaeologist and local Cretan who rediscovered the city in 1878. As you walk along the ancient ruins, the city and its people will come to life once again.

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What's included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Ticket – first entrance into Knossos
  • Headsets included from the first participant
What to remember

This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a light to moderate pace without difficulty. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.


Please arrive at the meeting point ready for your tour - prior to arrival use the bathroom and ensure you have eaten.


Tours run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. In the event of exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be cancelled, and you will be given a full refund.


Please note that we comply with local health & safety regulations. Please bring a face mask with you, your guide will inform you on if/where it is necessary to wear the mask.


Meeting point is the entrance to Knossos between 07:45 and 08:00.

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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