Lasithi archeological sites

Palace in Kato Zakros: The settlement of Kato Zakros was one of the most important centers of the Minoan civilization. It has the forth in size palace after Knossos, Phaistos and Mallia. The palace covers and area of 8000 square meters with many rooms, corridors, sacred spaces and wharehouses. It was destroyed in the first half of the 15th century BC and it was abandoned.

Archeological site of Gournia: A well preserved archeological site characterized therefore the Pompeii of the Minoan Crete. The site reflects the image of a well organized settlement of residencies and offers an image of the Neo and Post Palace period. The settlement is built in three levels. Some houses also have a second floor whilst the small alleys remind modern settlements.

Archeological site of Paleokastro: It is speculated that it was the biggest settlement after Knossos. Findings of mostly Post Minoan period were found in well preserved tombs. The town had a main road with vertical roads and there was a sewer system as well as baths, food warehouses, olive presses. The town ceased to be inhabited around 1500 BC.

Ellipsoid Residency in Chalezi: A residency of mIddle Minoan times (2600-2000 BC) with an ellipsoid face, it is a unique type of residency in the whole Crete. The residency develops under a yard. The external walls are saved in 1 meter height.

Ancient Lato: This town existed before the coming of the Dorians. It is one of the most well preserved towns of the classical and the Hellenistic times. It had been an organized settlement at least since the 7th century BC. It had two citadels and besides its strong fortification remains of houses, stores, arcades and temples can be seen there.

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