Tickets for the Archaeological Area and Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa
Excursions & day trips

Tickets for the Archaeological Area and Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa

Availability: Every day
Printed ticket only
Duration: up to 24 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit an enchanting archaeological area along a white promontory at the foot of the mouth of the river Platani
  • Admire the impressive city walls, several remains and ruins of the ancient city of Eraclea Minoa
What to expect

The archaeological site of Eraclea Minoa extends along a white promontory, overlooking an enchanting seascape. Its name seems to refer to the myth of the passage of Heracles and the king of Crete Minos, in an ancient Sicily. The myth tells that Minos was buried in this area, after having tried, unsuccessfully, to have Daedalus returned by King Kokalos.

At the site, you will be able to admire the remains of the ancient defensive walls, defense towers, several remains of houses and the ruins of a theater. All the material found during the archaeological excavations, on the other hand, is exhibited in the Antiquarium at the entrance of the site.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Entry to the Archaeological Area and Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa
    What's not included
    • Audio guide
    • Guided tour
    Reduced price

    Free

    • EU citizens under the age of 18, by showing a valid identity document.
    • Permanent or fixed-term Italian teaching staff (upon presenting valid certification)
    • Students enrolled in a degree course, masters or postgraduate courses and Research doctorates in the following faculties: Architecture, Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Educational Sciences or Literature or Philosophy with archaeological and historical-artistic direction

    Reduced

    • EU citizens aged between 18 and 25 years, by showing a valid identity document
    Where

    Contrada Minoa, 92011 Cattolica Eraclea AG, Italy

    Meeting point:

    Archaeological Area and Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa.

    What to remember
    • The ticket is valid for 1 day. You can access the archaeological area at any time during the opening hours to the public
    • On the first Sunday of each month, admission is free
    • The prices are composed as follows: Full €4 + €1,4 booking costs, Reduced €2 + €1,4 booking costs
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    When
    • Every day from 9.00am to 4.30pm
    • The ticket office closes 30 minutes in advance
    • Closing times: January 1, May 1, December 25
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    Provider
    Musement - Convenzione CoopCulture - Rivenditore
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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