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Hiking in Palekastro area with view to Kastri hill and to Kouremenos bay

The small plateau south of Palekastro and the pictursque chapel in the midst

Sunrise in Karoumes bay, exceptional beach between Palekastro and Kato Zakros

Windsurfing in Kouremenos Bay

The bay of Kato Zakros and the Deads Gorge in the background

Palm Beach Vai, 7km north of Palekastro village

Xerokambos Beach, 10km south from  Zakros

The Archeological Museum of Sitia

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Archaeological Museum in SitiaThe long archaeological and historical research at the Eastern Crete - Sitia area has brought to light rare and valuable finds and information of all civilizations from the Neolithic Age and the Minoan period to the New Age.

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.


Official Unit:
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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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



Monday: closed
    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

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