Necropolis of Armeni

The village of Armeni is named after the Armenians who were settled here in the 10C by the Byzantine Emporer Nikephoros Phokas. The necropolis, which has around 220 tombs from the Late Minoan period (13C-12C BC), was unearthed in 1969, but the town it was part of has not been discovered. One of these tombs contained ceramics, weapons, pearls and a talisman bearing a Linear A inscription. Others have been found to hold interesting painted terracotta sarcophagi.

Useful information

Address:

741 00 Arméni

Phone:

+30 2821 044418

Price:

2 €

Opening hours

8.30am-3pm

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