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Ancient Ruins at Gournia on the Greek Island of Crete

Ancient Ruins at Gournia

Gournia is the site of a Minoan palace complex



Ancient Ruins at Gournia on the Greek Island of Crete

Ancient Ruins of Minoan palace complex at Gournia





Ancient Ruins of Minoan Palace at Knossus on the Greek Island of Crete

Ancient Ruins of Minoan Palace at Knossus

Knossos ( also known as The Labyrinth, ) is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete
It is thought to have been the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture.



Ancient ruins of Pythion Apollo Temple at Gortyn on the Greek Island of Crete

Ancient ruins of Pythion Apollo Temple at Gortyn

Gortyn was first inhabited around
3200BC and was a flourishing Minoan town from 1600 to 1100BC.
It was the Roman capital of Crete.



Ruins of Palace at Phaistos on the Greek Island of Crete

Ruins of Palace at Phaistos

Phaistos was inhabited from about 4000BC.

A palace, dating from the Middle Bronze Age, was destroyed by an earthquake during the Late Bronze Age.
 The palace was rebuilt toward the end of the Late Bronze Age.



Entrance to Phaistos Palace on the Greek Island of Crete

Entrance to Phaistos Palace



Ruins at Vasiliki on the Greek Island of Crete

Ruins at Vasiliki - a Minoan archeological site

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