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Address: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 2841 024 943
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Description: An ancient town dating back over 3,500 years, excavated and restored to...
An ancient town dating back over 3,500 years, excavated and restored to show visitors how common people lived in ancient Greece.
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INTERESTING BUT LACK OF INFORMATION

This Minoan site is fairly large and a true city, with much of it recognisable. You can follow the streets though most of the site. Fairly accessible for those with some walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Blois, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had hired a car and included this as one of our stops. It was interesting and worth the 4 euros. Fantastic photographs from the highest points. We were there at midday and it was hot! Look out for the grapes growing at the entrance!

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Blois, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This Minoan site is fairly large and a true city, with much of it recognisable. You can follow the streets though most of the site. Fairly accessible for those with some walking difficulties, better than Lato. There are a couple of maps of the city but, in general, the site lacks information, it would be nice to have had information... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Was charged 4 Euros for a visit that couldn't take more then half an hour. The information is scarce and the half of the site was closed for research works.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We spent an interesting hour looking around this site. There is not much infirmation given in the small leaflet you get when you pay your €2 but still worth a visit. It is not for those with walking difficulties and if it is a very hot day yours too take sunscreen - hat and water as they is very little... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An interesting place to visit. On a bus route which makes the visit easier. Very exposed to the sun, so take a hat !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very fine late Minoan town, with wonderful views of the coast from the palace area at the top of the hill. Very walkable, with excellent signage, and a fine atmosphere. There is a good view of the site from a pull-out on the adjoining highway. Very accessible, off the main highway. Again, like most sites, it is best to get... More 

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Nullagine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Gournia is a great site from which to be introduced to Minoan sites. It is not the most ancient site with the most simple buildings; it is a true "city" with a palace area, small houses with "streets" between them, two major areas of magazines, or storage/packaging areas, and also sites that appear to be religious in nature. The ruins... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Easy to reach, next to the road to Sitia, costs 2 euros each to enter and is situated on the side of a hill. There is very little information on site, just 6 boards placed arround the ruins but we used our DK guide and just explored. All the walls are about 2 feet tall with lots of paths between... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This site has been called the "Pompei of Minoan Crete". Set on a hill overlooking the sea, there are heaps of remains of a mini-palace.The site offers a picture of the daily life of the Minoans. It is the best preserved Minoan town in Crete.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

A short drive south of Agios Nikolaos is the ancient Minoan town site of Gournia. For some reason, I think because it wasn't a major palace site, it doesn't get a listing as a 'major' site but we thought it was much more worth seeing that Malia - much more intact! Unfortunately, there are no brochures available and no guides... More 

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Address: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Phone Number: 2841 024 943
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Lasithi Prefecture  >  Agios Nikolaos

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