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Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket

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Heraklion, Greece

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Overview

Nobody wants to waste vacation time waiting outside an attraction, especially in high temperatures. With this priority-access ticket to the Knossos archaeological site, you can breeze past ticket-purchase lines to explore what was the birthplace of Minoan civilization and according to myth, the seat of King Minos. Prebook your skip-the-line ticket, travel independently to the site, and roam the partially restored relics of Minos’ palace and courtyards independently.
  • Skip-the-line admission ticket to the Palace of Knossos in Crete
  • Prebook to save vacation time, and then save extra time with priority access
  • Discover King Minos’ ancient palace with its semi-restored rooms and throne
  • Explore the ruins and learn about Minos and the Minotaur at your own pace
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Knossos archaeological site entrance ticket
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Departure Point

Knossos Archaeological Site, Knosos, Heraklion, Crete Greece

Departure Time

11/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
4/1/2021 - 8/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
9/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
10/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • An email will be sent to your email address a couple of days prior with your e-ticket attached. You have to present your e-ticket or your printed tickets and scan the barcode at the entry of the archaeological site. In case of a last minute booking, please note that we will need 3 working hours in minimum in order to process your reservation and send your e-ticket by email to your email address.
  • Child free entrance ticket (age 0-5) & half-price child entrance ticket (age 6-24) must be purchased from the cashier directly without waiting in line. Please note that for free/reduced tickets, passport or ID is required.
  • The Knossos arch. site opening hours are: 1st April to 31 August: 08:00 - 20:00, 1st to 30th September: 8:00-18:00, 1st October to 31 October: 8:00-17:00, 1st November to 31 March: 08:00-17:00.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Keytours - Greece

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket?
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The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Lukas_H
, Jul 2020
Knossos palace entrance costs 15 Euros at the site, whereas the skip the line option costs 19 Euros. Which would be fine, however we were sent tickets with price 8 Euros, which is the discounted price, which we, as adults, are not eligible for. Someone has pretty thick profit margins. At the entrance we were questioned as to why do we have these tickets and just thanks to the benevolence of the security we were let in. Overall pretty strange practice. Also, thanks to Covid, half of the palace site is closed at the moment, which limits the experience substantially. The plus side was, that we were almost alone, furthering our puzzlement by the security measures. Guess they were expecting more people.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for sending us your feedback, and we apologize for not meeting your expectations with our Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket. Please, note that due to COVID-19 and the lockdown, the Ministry of Culture allowed every tourist business to extend the tickets that were not used. Since it is a limited number of tickets, we can't change the price policy we have with Viator. In no way, it was not our intention to earn money from this transaction. We are really sorry for all this, and we have already proceeded to refund you for this. We apologize for your disappointment one more time and we remain at your disposal for anything else you may need. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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Genervt !
Marc_D
, Oct 2020
Ich habe Online-Karten für ein ohne Schlange für den gleichen Tag gebucht und bezahlt. Als wir nach zwei Stunden Fahrt ankamen gab es keine Schlange und der Palast hatte wegen Regen geschlossen !
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for the time to send us your feedback regarding the Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket. Please note that under normal circumstances, the queues in front of the ticket booth at Knossos are quite long and this skip-the-line service is very useful. We remain at your disposal. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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Mécontent arnaque
MOUNIA_B
, Jul 2020
Bonjour je suis très mécontente le billet coupe fil n’a servi à rien et les 3/4 du site était fermé, bref 46 euros. Pour une visite de 30 minutes, j’espère vivement un geste commercial de votre part car sur place les tarifs étaient de 12 euros par personne Dans l’attente de vous lire Cordialement Mounia Boufer
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to send us your feedback regarding the Skip the Line: Knossos Palace and Archaeological Site Entrance Ticket. We feel sorry we didn't meet your expectations in this case. Please note that some site spots are closed for safety reasons as some "rooms" are relatively small, and the crowding has to be avoided. As for the price, please note that our service offers a skip-the-line entrance to the archaeological site, something that is very useful during the high season, in return for a bit higher price. We apologize again for your inconvenience and we remain at your disposal for anything else you may need. Best Regards, Marianna Papakosta
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