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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. Phaistos is "Φαιστός" in Greek and you may find it also written as Phaestos, Faistos or Festos.

The Minoan palace of Phaistos corresponds to a flourishing city which arose in the fertile plain of the Messara in prehistoric times, from circa 6000 BC to the 1st century BC, as archaeological finds confirm.

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 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.


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 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

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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 settlement Roussolakkos close to the Chiona beach, excavated by English archaeologists, clearly shows that the region was one of the most important commercial centres of the Minoan culture in the extreme east of the island of Crete. Th

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The Palace of Malia is the third-largest Minoan palace in Crete, built near the sea, on the road linking eastern and central Crete.

]]> (Super User) Archaeological sites 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.

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