Administrative Information

Herakleion (Prefecture of Iraklio)

Telephone: 2810243559 (μνημείο), 2810288484(ΕΦΑ Ηρακλείου)
Fax: 2810288484

Full: €2, Reduced: €1
Ticket: 2 euros Reduced ticket 1 euro from 1/11 to 31/3 reduced ticket for all visitors
Special ticket package: Full: €2, Reduced: €1
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:
Escorting parents on educational visits of primary schools.
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.
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent Schools of countries from outside the European Union, upon presentation of their student ID cards
Free admission for:
Escorting teachers during educational visits of schools and institutions of primary, secondary and tertiary education and of military schools.
Holders of a free pass
Holders of a solidarity card
Holders of a valid unemployment card.
Journalists upon presentation of their journalist identity card
Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
Members of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and equivalent Chambers of member-states of the EU, upon presentation of their membership card
Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS, upon presentation of their membership card
Official guests of the Greek State, after approval from the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage.
Parents of families with three children and their children up to the age of 23 or 24 if they are students and regardless of age if they have disability, upon presentation of a family status certificate issued by the Municipality
Parents of multi-child families and their children up to the age of 23, up to the age of 25 if they are doing their military service or studying and regardless of age if they have disabilities, upon presentation of a certified multi-child pass from the Supreme Confederation of multi-child parents of Greece (ASPE).
Persons with disabilities (67 % or over) and one escort, upon presentation of the certification of disability issued by the Ministry of Health or a medical certification from a public hospital, where the disability and the percentage of disability are clearly stated
Single parent families with minors, upon presentation of a family status certificate issued by the Municipality. In the case of divorsed parents, only the parent holding custody of the children
Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
The police officers of the Department of Antiquity Smuggling of the Directorate of Security
Tourist guides upon presentation of their professional ID card.
Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.

07/01/2019-28/2/2019: daily 08.30-15.30 (last admission: 15.15)
1/3/2019-31/3/2019: daily 08.30-16.00 (last admission: 15.45)

1/4/-22/4/19: daily 08.30-16.00 (last admission: 15.45)
23/4-31/5/2019: daily 08.00-20.00 (last admission:19.45)
1/6-30/10/2019: Wednesday-Monday 08.00-20.00 (last admission: 19.45). Closed on Tuesdays
1/9-15/9/19: Wednesday-Monday 08.00-19.30 (last admission: 19.15). Closed on Tuesdays
16/9-30/9/19:08.00-19.00 (last admission: 18.45). Closed on Tuesdays
1/10-15/10/19: 08.00-18.30 (last admission:18.15). Closed on Tuesdays
16/10-31/10/19: 08.00-18.00 (last admission:17.45). Closed on Tuesdays

1 January
25 March
1 May
Easter Sunday
25 December
26 December
  Amenities for the physically challenged
Acesses to the ground floor and the terrace. WC available.
By plane from various cities or by boat from Athens to Heraklion.
By car or bus to the old harbour and a short distance walk (acessible to all).
Disabilities: access by a ramp to castle. To visit the upper store a wheel chair is required to use the lift (not provided at the castle).
  Suggestive Bibliography
Σπανάκης Στ., Η Κρήτη (τ. Α΄), Ηράκλειο 1964, 226-227
Τζομπανάκη Χρ., Χάνδακας, Η πόλη και τα τείχη, Ηράκλειο 1996, 282-288, 463-471
See also
Other monuments and museums in the same prefecture
Aqueduct "Megali Brisi" at Krasi
Archanes' palace
Building of "Efkafi" - Property of Stephanos Meliaras' heirs
Cave Agia Paraskevi
Church of Agios Konstantinos
Church of Agios Panteleimon at Bizariano
Church of the Panagia at Fodele
Collection of Agios Matthaios of Sinai
Eileithyia cave
Heraklion Archaeological Museum