The archaeological sites of Knossos, Phaistos and Eleftherna are open again

Archaeological sites throughout Greece are once again welcoming the public from Monday May 18.

In particular, and according to the video published by the Ministry of Culture, the archeological sites in Knossos, Phaistos and Eleftherna will be opened in Crete.

Special safe use protocols are applied, adapted to the specificιty of each space. Accurate care is provided for the disinfection of the premises and for the supply of disinfectants. Also, dividing curtains have been placed, where necessary, such as in the Propylaea of the Acropolis, at the point where the ascent and descent coincide.

To protect themselves, visitors must comply with the following:

– The distance of at least 1.5 meters, both in the archeological site and in the waiting room for the issuance of a ticket.

– The waiting that will take place in specific places with special marking

– The use of a non-medical mask and antiseptic solution

For guides during the tour, it is mandatory to use a non-medical mask, with frequent hand antiseptic, as well as the use of wireless tour, where possible. Teams of the Ministry of Culture will oversee in the coming days, with an autopsy, the observance of the measures and the smooth operation of the archeological sites.

Regarding the operation of the chow halls within the archeological sites, it is proposed to the private tenants their operation in the form of take-away, according to the general instructions given by the services in control.

The e-ticketing system will work normally. The website is: