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Address: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Phone Number:
+30 2841 024943

An ancient town dating back over 3,500 years, excavated and restored to...

An ancient town dating back over 3,500 years, excavated and restored to show visitors how common people lived in ancient Greece.

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Fascinating Minoan ruins

This is a fascinating Minoan settlement on a small hill. It is open from 8 to 3pm. The site does not have any facilities despite a sign pointing to a WC and Cafe. The modern... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann T
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In our guide book this was listed as the best preserved Minoan town on Crete. Perhaps it was because we were early in the season but this proved a disappointment. The Ticket Office was staffed by a woman who was busily using her mobile phone. There were no leaflets and very few signs describing what could be viewed. The large... More 

Thank fleetwoodtraveller
Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, but best to do it early in the day; it is open and gets very hot. There are only a few signs, so get a guide from the internet before you go.

Thank Cromagnon53
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fascinating Minoan settlement on a small hill. It is open from 8 to 3pm. The site does not have any facilities despite a sign pointing to a WC and Cafe. The modern building is there but locked and unused. There are some information boards but best take your own guidebook if you want to get the best... More 

Thank Ann T
Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A very interesting Minoan archaeological site with a stunning view. My son loved running around this well preserved site where you can clearly see their streets and houses that once stood, amazing to think you are following in footsteps of the Minoan society. I think it cost about two euros to enter but please be aware of opening times as... More 

Thank Poshpedicures
The Stunning Highlands
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297 reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

I found this an interesting site to explore although I am sure an archaeological enthusiast would find it even more so. If you let your imagination run a bit though, stood back and just looked at all the ruins you soon conjure up an image in your mind as to what this town would have looked like in years gone... More 

4 Thank goanjock
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93 reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for a university trip. The site is well signposted and easy to find off a main highway. The site is fully open to explore with access to all of the rooms and various buildings. You can even access the cemetery. The site is massive and there are good signposts telling people what the various rooms are. Only issue... More 

2 Thank RachaelMildenhall
Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is an interesting, completely unspoiled archaeological site in a beautiful setting. It would be good to have a guide.

1 Thank Patricia194436
Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

You need to travel a fair way east of Heraklion to reach this well under visited archeological site. There are currently no facilities, but well signed and relatively easy to navigate pathways lead you round an original Minoan town which has not had speculation added. If you are disabled you will find it difficult to navigate. They are in the... More 

3 Thank Vinnie348
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What a great find gournia was. It was great to see unspolit archeology and it was only 2 euros each to get in. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Boyes18
Andover, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Middle class Minoan life is brought to life in the closely packed houses of this ruined town. Here you can walk the streets and enter the houses of craftsmen and traders. Excavations are ongoing, so in the future there will be even more to see.

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