The civilizations that have flourished the grounds of Sitia, one of the richest areas in archaeological sites internationally have bequeathed us magnificent samples of material and intellectual wealth that are exhibited in the district Museums and Collections.
One of the most important Cretan Museums is located in the Sitia town. In the town's archaeological museum are placed important finds of Minoan Civilization and other archaic Cretan civilizations. Unique exhibits of the excavations in Zakros, Mochlos, Psira, Palekastro, Itanos, Agia Fotia and other significant Minoan hubs in central Crete present a new experience for the visitor. Many of the exhibits refer to the olive, the vine cutlery, fishing bee- keeping as to other sectors of rural activity.
24th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities
National Road Siteia-Piskokefalos, Τ.Κ. 72300, Siteia (Prefecture of Lasithi)
Telephone: +30 28430 23917
Fax: +30 28430 23917
Full: €2, Reduced: €1
Free admission days
- 6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
- 5 June (International Enviroment Day)
- 18 April (International Monuments Day)
- 18 May (International Museums Day)
- The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
- 27 September, International Tourism Day
- Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
- National Holidays
Reduced admission for:
- Persons possessing a free admission card
- The accompanying parents on educational visits of elementary schools.
- The escorting teachers of schools and institutions of elementary, middle school, high school, university and graduate level education during their visits
- Free admission for:
- Greek citizens and citizens of other Member - States of the European Union aged over 65 years old by showing their ID card or passport.
- 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 card
- Members of the ICOM-ICOMOS
- Persons accompanying blind and disabled
- Students of Higher Education Institutes and equivalent Schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
- 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 the European Union and students at Schools of Tourist Guides, by showing their student ID
- Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age
1 January: closed
6 January: 08:30 - 15:00
Shrove Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
25 March: closed
Good Friday: 08:30 - 15:00
Holy Saturday: 08:30 - 15:00
1 May: closed
Easter Sunday: closed
Easter Monday: 08:30 - 15:00
Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 - 15:00
15 August: 08:30 - 15:00
28 October: 08:30 - 15:00
25 December: closed
26 December: closed