Tours Crete

ENTRANCE FEES TO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND MUSEUMS

Our Tours, excursions and activities do not include any entrances. All entrances and fees are paid directly to the Greek government at each one of the places of interest.

Note that the Greek Ministry of Tourism has announced a big increase in entrances, but those will take place in 2025 and not 2024.

For 2024 you can find the prices below.

Special Ticket Package

We would like to inform you about this year’s prices for admission to the Knossos site and the Archaeological Museum.

Unfortunately, the price of the combined ticket for €20 for the Palace and the Museum is no longer valid. Visitors will now have to pay separately for their ticket for each site.

So, the prices for the Knossos Palace are as follows:

REGULAR TICKET: €15

INDIVIDUALS AGED 5-25 YEARS OUTSIDE EU: €8

CHILDREN UP TO 5 YEARS OLD OUTSIDE EU: FREE

INDIVIDUALS UP TO 25 YEARS OLD WITHIN EU (born from 01/01/1999 until today): FREE

INDIVIDUALS OVER 65 YEARS OLD WITHIN EU: €8

Similarly, for the Archaeological Museum:

REGULAR TICKET: €12

INDIVIDUALS AGED 5-25 YEARS OUTSIDE EU: €6

CHILDREN UP TO 5 YEARS OLD OUTSIDE EU: FREE

INDIVIDUALS UP TO 25 YEARS OLD WITHIN EU (born from 01/01/1999 until today): FREE

INDIVIDUALS OVER 65 YEARS OLD WITHIN EU: €6

Normal Entrance Fees and Cost

Archaeological Site Knossos €15, reduced €8
Archaeological Museum Heraklion €10, reduced €5
Heraklion Koules Fortress €2, reduced €1
Archaeological collection in Archanes €2, reduced €1
Archaeological site Malia €6, reduced €3
Archaeological site of Phaistos €8, reduced €4
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
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
Cave Diktaion Andron at Lassithi Plateau €6, reduced €3
Archaeological site island Spinalonga €8, reduced €4
Archaeological Museum Rethymnon €2, reduced €1
Archaeological site of Armeni €2, reduced €1
Archaeological site Monastiraki (Amari valley) €2, reduced €1
Archaeological site Aptera €2, reduced €1
Archaeological Museum Chania €4, reduced €2
Byzantine Collection Chania €2, reduced €1
Archaeological Museum Kissamos €2, reduced €1

Free or Reduced entrance to Museums and Archaeological Sites:

Reduced admission is granted to:

Greek citizens and citizens of other Member – States of the European Union aged over 65 years old showing their ID card or passport.

Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU showing their student ID.

Free admission is granted on the following dates:

6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri).
5 June (International Environment Day).
18 April (International Monuments Day).
18 May (International Museums Day).
The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days).
Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st.
National Holidays (25.03 and 28.10).

Free admission is granted to:

Cultural Card holders.
Journalists with a journalist identity card.
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites throughout Greece with the demonstration of certified membership cards.
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS.
Persons being at least 50% disabled plus 1 accompanying person.
Persons possessing a free admission card.
The escorting teachers of schools and institutions of elementary, middle school, high school, university, and graduate-level education during their visits.
The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
Tourist guides after demonstrating their professional identity of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools of Member – States of European.
Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID.
All persons that are EU citizens under the age of 25 upon showing their Identity Card or passport to confirm their age.
Children up to 5 years of age from countries outside the EU.
Persons over 25 years who are secondary school students upon demonstrating their international student card.
Unemployed Greek citizens, after demonstrating their OAED card.