Entrance Fees to Archaeological Sites & Museums in Crete: Heraklion area

Please note that all entrances or fees to different archaeological sites, museums, or other areas of interest are not included in the price of the excursion unless it is mentioned.

Certain categories pay a reduced admission fee and others enjoy a free entrance. All children below 18 years old have a free entrance pass to all museums and archeological sites.

Archaeological Site of Knossos €15, reduced €8
Archaeological Museum in Heraklion €10, reduced €5
(You can purchase 1 ticket for both Knossos & Museum, valid for 3 days: €16, reduced €8)
Heraklion Koules Fortress €2, reduced €1
Archaeological collection in Archanes €2, reduced €1
Archaeological site Malia €6, reduced €3
The archaeological site of Phaistos €8, reduced €4
The archaeological site of Gortyn €6, reduced €3
Archaeological site Agia Triada €4, reduced €2
Archaeological site Matala €2, reduced €1
Archaeological site Tylissos €2, reduced €1

Entrance fees Archaeological Sites & Museums in Crete: Lassithi area

Archaeological site Lato €2, reduced €1
Archaeological site in Kato Zakros €6, reduced €3
Archaeological Museum Agios Nikolaos €4, reduced €2
Archaeological site Gournies €2, reduced €1
Byzantine church Panagia Kera in Kritsa €2, reduced €1
Archaeological site Palaikastro €2, reduced €1
Cave Diktaion Andron at Lassithi Plateau €6, reduced €3
Archaeological site island Spinalonga €8, reduced €4


Free Admission Days
6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri). 18 April (International Monuments Day)
18 May (International Museums Day)
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
28 October
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st.

Reduced Admission for:
Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools.
University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID

Free Admission for:

Cultural Cardholders
Escorting teachers during the visits of schools and institutions of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education and of military schools.
Holders of a valid unemployment card.
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS.
Persons possessing a free admission card.
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
University students and Students of Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of member states of the European Union, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card.

Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age.

Guides or escorts of groups with special needs.