The Palace of Phaistos is the second largest Minoan palace and lies on the East end of Kastri hill at the end of the Mesara plain in Central Southern Crete.
Phaistos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Crete, with many thousands of visitors annually....
The Fortezza is the Venetian fortress of Rethymnon, Crete almost in the center of the old town. The castle is visible from every corner of the town and offers panoramic views of Rethymnon and the coast to the west.
The Palace of Zakros, the most isolated of all the Minoan Palaces, is located on the east coast of Crete, south of Palaikastro.
It was the last of the major palaces to be discovered and is smaller than the other three at Knossos, Malia and Phaistos
At present Palaikastro is a small village at the east end of the Mediterranean island Crete.
In Minoan times the region was a centre of trade. The port of Itanos, today several meters below sea level, is mentioned in ancient times. The very extensive Minoan commercial...
The archaeological site of Knossos is probably one of the most famous monuments in the world. Its reputation is due to the ancient history and legend around the palace of Knossos, but also to its "modern" history and its restoration.