All that is left of this prestigious Roman city is a huge field of ruins, a jumble of stones scattered over several hundred metres beneath the olive trees. The ruins evoke the past glory of Gortyn, capital of Roman Crete and seat of its first Christian bishop. Legend holds that this is where Zeus married Europa under the plane trees, thus granting them the privilege of remaining forever green.
Address:70012 Ágios Déka
Phone:+30 2892 031144
summer 8am-7pm; rest of year 8am-3pm (times liable to variation))