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Tickets for the Archaeological Area and Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa

Availability: Everyday
Duration: 1 day
Printed ticket only
Wheelchair accessible
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  • 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.

Inside the site you can 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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What's included
  • Entry to the Archaeological Area and Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa
What's not included
  • audio guide
  • Guided tour
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  • 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 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.


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

Contrada Minoa, 92011 Cattolica Eraclea AG, Italy

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Archaeological Area and Antiquarium Eraclea Minoa

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  • 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
  • Prices are as follows: Full price: €4 + €2 pre-sale fees; Reduced price: €2+ €2 pre-sale fees; Free of charge: €0 + €2 pre-sale fees.
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  • Every day from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • The ticket office closes 30 minutes in advance
  • Closing times: January 1st, May 1st, December 25th
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