Gournia

Gournia

The "Pompeii of Minoan Crete" west of Pahia Ammos, is a medium-sized settlement of the Late Minoan period (1500-1450 BC) excavated from Harriet Boyd - Hawes from 1901 to 1904. With habitation starting from the Early Minoan III (2300 BC) the settlement of small two-storey houses, the palace, the small sanctuary, the cemetery and workshops, reaching its peak -with population in 4000 katoikous- mesominoikiperiodo (2000-1600 BC) to be destroyed in 1950 BC. There followed a period of recovery and final depopulation of the village occurred in 1200 BC. Visit the area in troughs with our company vehicles and see the settlement from nearby.


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Αrchaeological sites