Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Knossos Tickets with Audio

Heraklion Archaeological Museum & Knossos Tickets with Audio

Highlights

  • Enjoy a hassle-free visit with an entry e-ticket for the top 2 archaeological attractions of Crete
  • Download the app and 2 audio tours for the Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, on your smartphone, prior to your visit
  • Admire the Throne Room, the Queen’s Megaron, the original minoan frescoes, the oversized double axes, the Snake Goddess and the Minos ring among many other fascinating attractions
  • Gain important insights into the myths, the anecdotal stories and the everyday life of the Minoans
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the archaeological site of Knossos and of the city of Heraklion and the port.

Descrizione

Experience Ancient Crete at your own pace with a comboskip-the-line e-ticket for the top 2 archaeological attractions, the Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum andtwo captivating self-guided audio tourson your smartphone. 

Receive your ticket by email, download the app and the audio tours on your phone, prior to your visit, and travel back in time to experience the grandeur of Crete from minoan period to roman times.

Put on your headphones and discover thePalace of Knossosand the exquisite artifacts exhibited in theHeraklion Archaeological Museumthrough the power of storytelling and learn historical information and uncommon stories and anecdotes from the ancient times. The content of the tours is the result of in-depth research, squeezed into brief original stories that will make your visit both engaging and informative. The audio tours can be used repeatedly and anytime, before or after your visit.

This is an unmissable opportunity to gain valuable insights into ancient Crete and the Minoan civilization and relate to your surroundings in an entirely original way.

Itinerary

Archaeological site of Knossos

  • Throne Room (10 minutes): One of the most visited areas in Knossos is the Throne Room where you can admire the replica of the Minoan throne and listen to the fascinating story of the woman who actually sat on the throne in order to discover if she was a queen or a priestess. 
  • Queen’s Megaron (8 minutes): Admire the elegant frescoes of this room, equipped with a toilet room and a bathroom, that Sir Arthur Evans believed it was the private megaron of the Queen. Listen to the stories and discover the role of women in the minoan society.
  • North lustral area:  One of the most photographed sites in Knossos. According to archaeologist Sir  Arthur Evans, anyone who arrived in Knossos by the north side had to purify himself during a ritual ceremony in order to enter the palatial area. 

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum

  • The Phaistos Disc (5 minutes):  Even though the antique cretan language remains an enigma, the Phaistos Disc gives us a hint of how the minoan writing should be, since it is the earliest example of typography. Come closer and observe the 45 pictorial signs that create 241 symbols, admiring the excellence of the minoan civilization.
  • The bull leaping fresco (8 minutes): The fresco testifies that the Minoans were the first toreadors in the world. Admire the dancing and ethereal movements of these young Minoans as they try to tame the bull, listening to the stories that narrate that the bull leaping was not an actual performance but an artistic invention.
  • The Minos ring (6 minutes): Listen to the stories and discover if the ring originally belonged to Minos, the mythical king of Crete. Learn how and why this exquisite ring was lost for decades and what the represented scenes reveal. Is the ring an iconographic testimony of Minoan thalassocracy or an ode to ancient goddesses?

What's Included

Inclusions

High season: 

  • Adult entry e-ticket for two archaeological attractions valid for 3 days (only one visit per site is allowed in the 3 day period)
  •  Two self-guided audio tours for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English 
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)

Low season: 

  • Adult entry e-tickets for two archaeological attractions 
  • Two self-guided audio tours for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English 
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)

Exclusions

  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation

Additional Information

Know Before You Go:


  • The e-tickets will be sent by the local supplier in a separate email (check your spam folder)
  • Download the ticket(s) & audio tours while on Wi-Fi prior to your visit (no wi-fi/4G on-site)
  • The multi-site ticket allows one entrance to each site and is valid over 5 consecutive days 
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • You will need storage space on your phone (350 MB)
  • Proceed to the entrance of each site with your e-tickets printed or downloaded to your phone
  • Please note that due to the uneven ground the tours are not wheelchair accessible


Free/reduced admission tickets do not have skip the line privileges and can only be acquired at the ticket booth on-site. 



  • EU citizens aged 0-25 are entitled to free admission, however, they must wait in line to show an ID card or passport
  • From April 1 to October 31, non-EU citizens between 6 - 25 yrs & senior EU citizens over 65 are entitled to a 50% reduction to the admission upon presentation of their passport.
  • Children up to the age of 5, from non-EU countries, are entitled to have free admission tickets upon presentation of their passport for verification of their age and country of origin. However, they'll not have skip-the-line privilege.


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