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very interesting early Cretan site

An interesting and atmospheric ancient Cretan site. Very quiet when we visited it allowing us to... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2019
Peter T
Ipplepen, United Kingdom
The ruins of Gournia

This is a typical example of a fully excavated average size settlement of Late Minoan times ; it is... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Brasov, Romania
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Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An example of early Minoan settlement, of which the stone foundations remain to illustrate the position of the buildings and pathways between. With the superstructure having been constructed of mud nature has reclaimed the buildings. An extensive settlement, but information is limited to isolated plaques...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

An interesting and atmospheric ancient Cretan site. Very quiet when we visited it allowing us to really sense the atmospjere and enjoy our time at the site. Quite well documented buildings around the site allowing the visitor to imagine the original townscape.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter T
Reviewed January 1, 2019

The site itself is just a window into a much larger area of Minoan settlement. There is a lot more to be excavated and it probably stretched all the way to the Minoan harbour a few hundred yards away. Entrance is supposed to be a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

This is a typical example of a fully excavated average size settlement of Late Minoan times ; it is located on a hill west of Pahemia Amos ;

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

It really is a case of beauty being in the eye of the beholder, or in this case ‘interest’. The palace complexes that tourist flock to are all well and good, except Knossos which is simply hopeless but this little gem, poorly signposted off the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Great place to visit and get an appreciation of Minoan life. Watch out for the miserable gatekeeper though. Hates her job and actually locked a couple inside the complex when she closed up at 3.00 pm. They were trying to get out at 3.30!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank driansmith
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Surprisingly extensive ruins of an ancient Minoan town. No large building remain standing, but with a little imagination you can get a good idea of the size and complexity of the town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johnoborn
Reviewed October 17, 2018

great site with a huge range of ruins of a whole town, not just a palace. Atmospheric and uncrowded. Not much shade though so visit early or late

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank eamhair
Reviewed October 14, 2018

What an incredible feeling it is to stand amongst, and wander around, remains of buildings constructed by the amazing Minoan culture 4000-5000 years ago. This is a site that all visitors to Crete must make the effort to visit. It is an incredible archaeological achievement,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RonandGayeH
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Gournia is absolutely worth visiting. It is a large, very authentic archaeological site dating back to Minoan era. The palace complex was situated in an outstanding place with a view to the sea.

Date of experience: June 2018
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I did not intend that question to be about Gournia. It was about a winery near Heraklion. I am having some difficulties as a new person to Trip Advisor. For instance, I am not from Australia but I cannot get it to change it... More