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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

Gortyna - Archaeological site

Gortyna or Gortys was an ancient city of Crete and was the capital during the Roman era. Nowadays is a beautiful archaeological site.According to the myth, Zeus took refuge there after he transform...

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Herakleion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important museums in Europe. It houses representative artefacts from all the peri...

Agia Triada - Archaeological site

The Royal Villa or the small Minoan Palace of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) as was named by the archaeologists who excavated the area during the early 20th century. Was built in 1,600 BC over a hill n...

Knossos

Without a doubt, Knossos is one of the three most important archaeological sites in Greece. The palace of Knossos was the cultural, religious, military, commercial and administrative centre of Mino...

Phaistos - Archaeological site

The Minoan palace of Phaistos was an economic, administrative and religious centre and supervised the fertile plain of Messara. The ancient ports of Matala and Kommos where under the control of Pha...

Daedalus and Icarus

In Agia Galini is also the cave of Daedalus, where according to myth, Daedalus hid himself whilst being pursued by king Minos and together with his son Icarus, managed to fly to freedom using his s...

Kommos

This Minoan city was one of the two ports of Phaistos. This small in size but also important archaeological site is located next to the beautiful beach of Kommos.

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