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Daedalus and Icarus

 

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 self-built wings glued with wax The rock that Daedalus and Icarus used as a base for their flight is located...

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Gortyna - Archaeological site

 

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 transformed into a bull and abducted Europe. Their three children were born in Gortyna and later became kings of the...

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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

 

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 periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic ...

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Agia Triada - Archaeological site

 

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 near Phaistos and is one of the greatest monuments of Minoan architecture with important findings.

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Knossos

 

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 Minoan Crete

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Phaistos - Archaeological site

 

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 Phaistos. Nowadays it is an important archeological site.

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Kommos

 

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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