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Period Days Hours Price

1st November - 31th March

Monday and Wednesday - Sunday

1st November - 31th March

1st April - 31th Octοber
Monday and Wednesday - Sunday

€12 Full

€6   Reduced

1st April - 31th October

€12 Full

€6   Reduced

Visitors entrance is allowed up to 20 minutes before closing time.

 All archaeological sites, monuments, and museums remain closed on Easter Sunday and May 1st, official state holidays. On Good Friday, they operate from 12:00 pm to 17:00 pm, and on Holy Saturday from 8:30 am to 15:30 pm

On holidays, for public service and public entities employees (Law 1157/81, Government Gazette 126/A/12-5-81, Issue No. 11) (such as Easter Monday, Whit Monday, August 15th, and October 28th), archaeological sites and monuments operate according to the designated schedule.

Special ticket package (HAM and Knossos): €20 (Valid for 3 days/ 1 visit at each site)

Date Event

6th March

Memory of Melina Mercouri

18th April

International Monuments Day

18th May

International Museums Day

23-24th Sept.

European Heritage Days

28th Oct.


Free the first Sunday of every Month
from November 1st to March 31st

Persons with disabilities and one escort (the latter if the disability is 80% or over) are entitled to free admission,
on presentation of an ID card or passport and a Unified Social Security Fund (EFKA) certificate of disability
(issued by the Disability Certification Centre – KEPA) for Greek citizens, or an equivalent certificate from the
relevant body for non-Greek citizens.

Public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible. The main entrance of the Museum (Xanthoudidou 2) have a
special ramp for wheelchairs and strollers. In the Museum, there is elevator and toilets for individuals with disabilities.
Also, a wheelchair is available for use free of charge, at the entrance of the Museum, on provision of identification.

The cloakroom is located on the ground floor of the Museum, where all backpacks and packages must be deposited. The Museum holds no responsibility for valuables or fragile items deposited in the cloakroom.

Amateur photography is permitted in the Museum exhibition areas, except for displays containing unpublished objects, which have a “no photographs” sign. Use of flash photography and professional equipment is not allowed. Photographs may not be published in print or digital format without the permission of the Museum.

Professional photography and cinematography with professional equipment in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is permitted on application to the Museum. Applications may also be made requesting photographic material from the Museum Archive. For application forms in .doc and .pdf format, please click here: application forms

Use of mobile phones (cell phones) is forbidden in the Museum exhibition areas.


1 January: closed

6 January: 08:30 – 15:00

Shrove Monday: 08:30 – 15:00

25 March: closed

Good Friday: 12:00 – 17:00

Holy Saturday: 08:00 – 15:00

1 May: closed

Easter Sunday: closed

Easter Monday: 08:00 – 20:00

Holy Spirit Day: 08:00 – 20:00

15 August: 08:00 – 20:00

28 October: 08:00 – 20:00

25 December: closed

26 December: closed

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