Visit Knossos - Extended Tour

A private extended tour of the palace of Knossos with a detailed explanation provided by the team of Experts, licensed professional guides with years of experience.


A private tour of the palace of Knossos with a detailed explanation provided by the team of Experts, licensed professional guides with years of experience.


Visit the palace of legendary King Minos  and take the time to hear the interesting details of the construction , the Minoan art and the frescoes, the influence of Middle East in the Minoan culture, the social structure and the strict hierarchy.

This private tour, of the extended guided private tour of Knossos , is for experienced travelers , that wish to maximize the experience at Knossos.

Cost : The cost of the tour is 250 euro and refers to the cost of the guide for a private tour. ( with all taxes and  24% VAT included)

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the Minoan civilization and the impressive palace of Knossos.

Book the services of a professional licensed guide of our team – you are booking the guide directly. We are a team of licensed guides with our own travel agency, so we can offer our services directly.

Meet your qualified guide at Knossos for a guided tour.

Duration : Estimate the  duration of the  guided tour of the palace of Knossos, to  2 hours and 10  min .

Group capacity: Maximum participants up to 5. For a larger group, please contact us at

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

Skip the line entrance can be arranged, we can of course pre-buy the tickets for your party, please add the details ( number of participants and ages at the Note area  ) when you make your booking.

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.

When:  Available all year around, according to the opening hours of the site. ( We propose to avoid visiting the site from 10.00 to 13.00, due to the crowds and the heat)

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

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).

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

Note : The cost of the entrance fee of the site of Knossos, is regulated by the Ministry, so we can not be held responsible for  any changes that may occur on the date of issue ( if the Ministry changes the cost of the entrance fee ) . This is the reason that the cost of the entrance fee is not included in the total cost.

Kindly please note that Knossos from 1st of April of 2024 will have time slots and time zones ( also capacity for the visittors ) 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 .



  • If you intend to visit the museum of Heraklion later on ( on your own), remember there is no  combined ticket ( for both Knossos and the museum of Heraklion) and you have to book a separate ticket for the museum with an appointment. You can contact us for details .



  • Services of a professional licensed qualified guide or an archaeologist qualified guide
  • Invoice will be provided by our travel agency, ( transaction is through a secure website of the bank, the credit card receipt is the invoice)
  • bottle of water per person
  • Maps and plans of the site and Heraklion
  • Audio whispers  system for larger groups
  • 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 )



Please note – COVID-19 information regarding the tours

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Greek state has imposed strict protocols regarding  health, safety of businesses providing services to guests visiting the sites of Greece and Crete. Our company fully complies with the regulations and takes a step further providing to the guests audio tour guide system in all tours (whispers – free of charge ). For hygiene reasons guests are kindly requested to bring their own 3.5 mini jack hands free. Certain areas of the sites have designated areas where groups or guests should stand ( to secure distances for example in the museum or at Knossos ) . Guests are kindly requested to comply with the advises and recommendations of guides or security personnel of the sites ( Knossos / museum / Phaistos ) . In good faith, we ask for your patience , in order to provide a safe tour and enjoyable experience…

We propose to future guests, to contact us at before booking a tour or excursion.