Górtis

Interesting
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.

Useful information

Address:

70012 Ágios Déka

Phone:

+30 2892 031144

Price:

6 €

Opening hours

summer 8am-7pm; rest of year 8am-3pm (times liable to variation))

Nearby tourist attractions

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Odeon of Gortyn Odeon of Gortyn
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Praetorium of Górtis Praetorium of Górtis
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