Join a small group for your Knossos Tour

Join a small group, for a guided tour of Knossos - Mini Private tour

Join a small group ( maximum of 16 participants ) for a guided  tour of the palace of legendary King Minos, a  walking  tour through the impressive  Minoan excavation, the place that  was believed to be the maze  of  the  Minotaur. Along with you professional licensed guide you will walk through the palace and explore the  highlights  of the Minoan civilization.

Participate to a walking guided tour of Knossos in a  small group ….

Available every day from May 2nd to October 1st ( every day at 17.00)

Cost per person / 50 euro   ( tickets not included ), live guided tour with audio ( whispers)

Professional Licensed Guide / Archaeologist


How many participants? Maximum participants up to 16 – audio system  will be used to secure the proper distances among the participants ( protocol due to the Coronavirus).

Larger groups :  If you are a larger group / family / firends travelling together, you can add participants during the booking process up to 16 pax ( extra cost per participant 50 euro )

Duration of the tour: aprox 90 min

Ages of the participants?  From 10 to 102 years old . Participants over 102 years old, free of charge …

When:  Available every day from May 2nd  to October 1st .

For guests visiting Crete from October 2nd to April 30th, kindly contact us at  to inform you about the options, because the archaeological site has different working hours during winter period .

Why at 17.00? The majority of the organized groups and cruise ship passengers reach Knossos early in the morning and usually the archaeological site is crowded. To avoid the long lines, the crowds and the heat of the summer, we choose to provide the tour at 17.00.

The experience of the tour is amazing if the palace is relatively quiet and not packed with cruise ship passengers and groups……

Are there other options regarding the time?  Do not hessitate to contact us , because we open different time slots for small groups – so there might be more options to join in…. So dop us a message ( down to the left ) or send us an email at

What time should I be at Knossos? We propose to reach the palace of Knossos at least 15 min before the starting time of the tour ( 16.45 at least ). We will provide the audio / whispers ( with disposable earphones) .

Cost? The cost of the tour, per participant / adult is 50  euro (guiding fee) entrance fee is not included.

I will visit the museum on my  own in the morning, can I buy the ticket and visit Knossos in the afternoon with you ? Yes of course, we recommend you to go early in the morning at the museum of Heraklion and enjoy the museum on your own, it is nice and quiet around 8.30 to 9.00. All groups visit the museum later, around 10.30  to 11.00. If you visit the museum first, buy the combined ticket from the museum, you can visit Knossos with us later in the afternoon with the same ticket….

I have a small group – can I arrange another time for the tour? Yes of course , If you are a small group of friends or a big family that you wish to visit Knossos at a different time than the one we offer online, you can contact us to make your own arrangements for your tour . Same options apply, we can prearrange the tickets for you and we can send you a link for the payment. We will advise the best possible time of the appointment, to avoid the crowds as much as possible.

I have my own group – can you arrange the tour to be just for us ? : Yes of course , let us know and we will limit the group to the participants of your family ….

Entance fee? The cost of the entrance fee is as listed at Knossos, according to the Ministry of Tourism. You can book your entrance fee online on your own if you wish ( at the website of the Ministry of Culture ) or you can contact us to prearrange the tickets for you. ( add a note during the payment process to inform us about the tickets that you will need – and you can pay the tickets cash directly to the guide on the date of issue)

Time slots for Knossos palace : Kindly please note that Knossos from 1st of April of 2024 will have time slots and time zones ( also capacity for the visitors ) so book early and be on time – The cost of Knossos ticket per adult is 15 euro . Guests are responsible to bring and provide the proper  documentation for reduced tickets .


Can you pre-buy the tickets for me? We, as a registered travel agency, can prebuy the entrance fees and provide the skip the line service. We can provide, upon your request, the Knossos tickets – for the time slot of the tour – contact us for details . We might need to send you a separate link to pay the tickets . BE on Time !!!

Who organizes the tour ? The tour is organized by Visit Knossos a website operated by Panos Kritikos and Ioanna Christofakaki, both professional licensed guides and  owners of the travel agency Tourist Guides Crete P.C – Tour Experts Boutique Travel .  The tour is offered directly to the guests / visitors of Crete and our services are not available through any of the online platforms ( such as Viator, Getyourguide, Toursbylocals etc).

Where should we meet the guide? The professional licensed guide will meet you at the entrance of Knossos palace. We will be holding  a sign with VISITKNOSSOS ( our website logo) and the names of the participants . We will also inform you via email prior to the tour, about the mobile phone number of the guide.

I have a rental car, can I park close to Knossos? There are three parking lots available at the palace of Knossos, usually at 16.30 to 17.00 it is  relatively easy to find empty space and park close to the main entrance .


Special Terms and Conditions apply: The tour per person is non refundable. Open option to reschedule any day of the season (from May 2nd to October 1st)

Full refund in case the Palace of Knossos is closed due to a strike or any other unexpected event on behalf of the government or Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

It is available to book directly –  You can proceed directly  to a  payment, through the  booking system .  If you are a group, please contact us if you wish to pay for more participants, we can send you a link for the total amount ( for all participants – and if you wish we can add and prepare  the tickets )

The tour is conducted in English, by a professional licensed English speaking guide / archaeologist .

If you  are a group of friends or family and you wish to participate in our small group guided tour, please  contact us at informing us about the   number of  participants, in order to send you a link for the total . (we can also prebuy the tickets as well – do let us know if you wish to avoid any lines )

If you prefer to have a  private tour  at  any time  of the day   that  is   more suitable for you, you can proceed through the system and make your reservation .


We are offering a guided tour of the palace of Knossos  and we invite you to see the palace through our eyes.

Do not forget your cameras and a smile !!!

See you at the palace of Knossos


  • Services of a professional licensed qualified guide or an archeologist qualified guide
  • Walking guided tour of the palace of Knossos
  • Invoice will be provided by our travel agency
  • Audio tour guide system
  • VAT (24%) and all taxes

Not included :

  • Entrance tickets are not included  (but if you wish us to prebuy the tickets for you let us know at the “add note area” of the booking form)
  • Transportation not included  (transportation can be arranged upon request though)