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 & 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 & 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 & 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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