Phaestos

Highly recommended
In a site dominating the Messara plain, on a spur of the Mount Ida range, stand the remains of the Minoan palace of Phaestos, built, according to legend, by Rhadamanthus. Excavations have revealed two sequential buildings, the first dating from 1900-1700 BC, while the second, more recent, is analogous in plan to the structure at Knossos. For 17 centuries, Phaestos was an extraordinary city, whose influence extended over the whole of Crete.

Useful information

Address:

70200 Mátala

Phone:

+30 2892 042315

Price:

8 €

Opening hours

May-Aug: 8am-8pm; rest of year: 8am-dusk (times liable to variation)

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