Finally, the buildings at the entrance to the archaeological site were modernised: the existing WCs were extended and two disabled cubicles added, while properties were expropriated to ensure safe visitor vehicle access to a large car park north of the Palace.
The “Palace and Archaeological Site of Knossos” project was completed in the first half of 2009. At the end of 2010 it was included in the “Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship” Operational Programme of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), comprising conservation and restoration work intended to supplement and complete the earlier work in the context of the 3rd CSF.
From the end of March 2013, the TDPEAE Management Fund was abolished and the projects it was responsible for were taken over by the Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, the Directorate of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments, or the local Ephorates of Antiquities. From the first half of 2013, the Knossos Scientific Committee project was implemented by the 23rd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, and from October 2014, with the implementation of the new Organisation, by the now-unified Heraklion Ephorate of Antiquities.