Phaistos one of the major centers of southern Crete. Hidden in the Messara Valley was excavated systematically by the Italian school in the early 20 th century.
The city lies habitation from the Neolithic period.
The sand is pinkish in many places, taking its color from thousands of broken shells. Near the “breaking” point of the peninsula, the water does not exceed 1m, creating a small lagoon, ideal for children. You can easily cross the lagoon in order to reach the “island”, having your staff with you, because the water is very shallow there. The eastern side of the beach, in front of the lagoon, is well organized and has the most people.
he settlement with the palace, laboratories and offices reaches the edge of the second millennium BC and destroyed around 1700 BC nevertheless enable still there until Roman times
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