Royal Palace of Malia

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This Minoan palace was smaller and less luxurious than Knossós, but similar in layout, built around an outer and a central courtyard. There is an enormous terracotta vase (pithos) 1.75m high, which could hold over 1 000 litres of wine or oil. The central courtyard was bordered on the north and east sides by porticoes; religious and official buildings occupied the western side.

Useful information

Address:

700 07 Mália

Price:

4 €

Opening hours

Jun-Sep: 8am-5pm; rest of year: 8am-3pm - closed Mon

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