Plan HERe




The Minoan palace is the main visiting area of Knossos. Knossos was an important city during the Antiquity, with an uninterruptable presence since the Neolithic and until the 5th century. It was built on top of the Kefala hill and had easy access to the sea and to mainland Crete. As the legend suggests, the wise king Minos dwelt in the palace. The palace of Knossos is associated with many fascinating legends such as the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and Daedalus and Icarus.



Related Unit:                                                
23rd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities

Postal Code 71409, Knossos

Contact numbers: (+30) 2810 231940, (+30) 2810 226470, (+30) 2810 226092, (+30) 2810 224630
Fax number: (+30) 2810 241515

Operation hours

November 1st to March 31st 

Monday to Sunday: 08:00 - 17:00

Every day: 08.00 - 19.00

Ticket Price: Standard: 6€, Concessionary: 3€ 

Single Ticket: Standard: 10€, Concessionary: 5€
The single ticket (Knossos - Heraklion Archaeological Museum) costs 10€ 
Valid for: Heraklion Archaeological MuseumKnossos


Concessionary ticket:

Holders of a free pass

All accompanying teaching staff during visits by schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education. 

Ministry of Culture and Sports | Knossos