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Labyrinth of Knossos Skip-the-Line Ticket with Tour Guide

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Knosos, Greece
Labyrinth of Knossos Skip-the-Line Ticket with Tour Guide

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

If you want to make the most of your limited time on Crete, get a skip-the-line ticket for the Palace of Knossos.  With over 1500 rooms to explore, you’ll want to maximize your visit to the well-preserved labyrinth. Avoid the long line of tourists and exposure to the elements. Instead, collect your ticket upon arrival from a conveniently located operator.
  • Forget waiting outside in the elements and skip the line
  • Maximize your time exploring the Knossos complex
  • Avoid the hassle of printing a ticket and collect it in person
  • Easily locate the ticket operator to enter as quickly as possible
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All Fees and Taxes
Licensed tour guide for a guided tour in a small group at Knossos palace.
Entry ticket for the Knossos Palace and for the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion City
Meals and drinks
Gratuities (optional)
Transfer
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is formal
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Safety measures in place: Up to 8 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 between 3pm and 5pm in the afternoon; though the Palace in the summer stays open to 8pm .
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY FONIADAKIS TRAVEL CENTER P.C.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Labyrinth of Knossos Skip-the-Line Ticket with Tour Guide?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Labyrinth of Knossos Skip-the-Line Ticket with Tour Guide.
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What is the social distancing policy during Labyrinth of Knossos Skip-the-Line Ticket with Tour Guide?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Labyrinth of Knossos Skip-the-Line Ticket with Tour Guide.

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  • "There are many qualified guides at the entrance gate and there are signs with descriptions in English at the various sites." See review

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star-5
Great informative tour
Tatsiana_W
, Sep 2021
Great, very informative tour! Just enough time and information. Our guide was amazing. And I Highly recommend the Archeology museum
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you !!
star-3
Worth it for first time visitors
Angela_J
, Jul 2021
The tour was fine. Our guide did a good job. It was ruins but nothing extraordinary. A good use of time but not a must do IMO. Would probably do again but only for first time visitors. If we return, we will not go back to Knossos.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Angela thank you for your review. The site of Knossos is the most monumental Bronze Age site of the Aegean considered in Archeology. The founding of European Civilization, as it is of such an importance in history well noted that your guide did a good job. Our guides are excellent! What was accomplished 4000 years ago till this day in Crete is seen with great admiration and respect as an achievement of the human race and history! It is not an amusement park or a pub, one after visiting Knossos can reflect on civilization on history on humans ability to rise above and over every obstacle and imagine what was once impossible. We understand the difficulty of someone with no experience of culture history architecture and building to find it difficult to appreciate maybe you should return to give your self the opportunity to understand the site of Knossos and why so many universities, books, people have devoted their time and life trying to appreciate as much as possible about the Minoans!
star-5
Educational and Fun
Lesley_D
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide Ioanna made this excursion for me and my travel companions. The site alone is very interesting, but she portrayed it’s historical and cultural significance in a way that was both educational and thought-provoking. If traveling in the summer, I definitely recommend going as early as possible due to strong sun. There are only brief respites from the heat. We did not experience a large crowd (possibly due to our visit during COVID), so I can’t quite say whether the skip the line option was worth the money, but Ioanna’s guidance made the visit and the tour worth every penny.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Lesley_D thank you for your review. There are days when the site is full of people depending how many cruise ships have docked in one of the 3 ports of Crete. This means that some days are very busy indeed. Through our agency and platform, you easily avoid the crowds and are assisted best way possible by the best! Our team is fully trained vaccinated and up to date with all protocols and procedures needed. All Vat and Taxes paid when booking through this platform guaranteeing the best tours by the best supplier and guides.
star-4
Worth the effort but not the price for booking ahead of time
JANINE_D
, Jul 2021
The upside...there wasn't a big crowd and our tour guide was very informative. In retrospect, I wouldn't pay $175 for two for the tour...though it did include the entrance fee. There are many qualified guides at the entrance gate and there are signs with descriptions in English at the various sites.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear visitor thank you for your review. We as an agency and platform follow all the Covid regulations and legal procedures in order to operate properly and safely as a company. That is why TripAdvisor, Viator works with us and not the other guides you mentioned. Not paying tax or not following the regulations might seem cheaper ... But is is legal? Is it Legit? Is it safe? We are a professional, official, licensed and tax paying company that is why we work with TripAdvisor - Viator and other platforms. The price and value of our services are as they should be. If one thinks that signs in sites can provide what a professional licensed top guide can in person that is ok! For all those who choose to find any guide at entrance of site and support tax and vat, insurance theft it is also your choice. With our company you pay by card ..no contact, we are Covid free and Vaccinated, we are best sellers, we are experts, we are professionals and a useful part of our economy, we provide help when site is very busy in order to get assistance and tickets skipping the long waiting line when site is busy. Kind Regards
star-4
Great Tour--Worth It
Colleen_L
, Jul 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared with us the history and mythology related to Knossos Palace (King Minos, the Minotaur, etc). It was an informative and thoroughly enjoyable tour. I would definitely recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
thank you so much!

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