The ancient Palace of Knossos is one of Crete's oldest and most popular places to visit. Tick-off one of the island's top things to do with an Iconic Insiders tour. Let an expert guide transport you back to the Bronze Age as you stroll by still standing columns and faded frescoes. And with our skip-the-line tickets, you'll be the first to enter the site, giving you plenty of time to take photos of treasures like the Throne Room, the Royal Apartments and the Prince of the Lilies mural.
Knossos was once the hub of the ancient Minoan civilization, and is said to have been the site of the underground labyrinth that contained the legendary Minotaur – a fearsome half-man, half-bull creature. Hear stories and myths surrounding the palace and its kings as you tour all the standout spots.
Explore the ruins of columns, mosaics and frescoes that are still intact today, and see the remains of the Throne Room and Royal Apartments, too. Be sure to snap selfies with the Prince of the Lilies painting and the Bull mural – they're two of the best examples of Minoan art and symbols of Crete.