Welcome to Knossos
To beat the crowds and avoid the heat, get to Knossos before 10am when tour buses start arriving, or later in the afternoon when it's cooler and the light is good for photographs. Budget a couple of hours to do the place justice.
Optional guided tours last about 1½ hours and leave from the little kiosk past the ticket booth. Most tours are in English, though other languages are available too. Prices vary according to group numbers (€10 per person in a group with an eight-person minimum). Private tours cost €80 with a maximum of six people.