Plan a Visit

Crete is one of the most beautiful places to visit and offers much to all visitors, whether

they are interested in history, nature and hiking, relaxation, incredible cuisine, or all of it! Whether they stay on

the road or tread on new terrain, Crete will give everyone what they want and need.

Gournia is located on the old road between Agios Nikolaos and Ierapetra, about 1 1/2 hours from Heraklion, and about

30-40 minutes from both Agios and Ierapetra. It is accessible by bus or rental car, or for the more adventurous...hiking!

 There is a bus stop directly outside the site, which is open Tuesday through Sunday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  

The admission fee is 2 euros.


While current excavations at Gournia ended in 2014, you may still see some of our team on site

during the summers. Feel free to ask them any questions.

Well-known sites of Crete:

Knossos        Phaestos      Agia Triada

Malia      Zakros      Gortyn      Lato

Spinalonga



Other Excavation Websites:

Azoria      Palaikastro      Petras      

Priniatikos Pyrgos    

Mochlos      Sissi      Zominthos   

If curious about other sites, visit Incredible Crete for a

complete guide to much of Crete's history and beauty


Other useful websites:

Digital Crete, FORTH Institute

Greek Ministry of Culture

INSTAP Study Center

Mediterranean Archaeology Resources

Minoan Crete

Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean

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