Phaistos-Crete
3300BC-1200BC-Bronze Age Europe Greece

The Minoan Palace at Phaistos, Crete

on
March 30, 2021
TypeAncient Site, Archaeological Site
Foundation Year
First palace
6000 BC
2000 BC
Other
Names
PhaestosFestos and Latin Phaestus
Getting
there
By CAR
Heraklion to Phaistos = 1H30 drive
Rethymno to Phaistos = 1H30 drive
Price
Ticket
8 Euro
Visiting
Hours
Summer: 08:00 – 20:00
Winter: 08:30 – 15:00
Travel
tips
Wear sunscreen and a hat.
Wear comfortable shoes.
Have everywhere with you bottles of water.
There are stairs in several places on the site.
LocationPhaistos, Crete, Greece, Europe

The Palace of Phaistos

Phaistos is a Bronze Age archaeological site in south-central Crete, 62 km from Heraklion near Matala.

Here was found the Phaistos disc

Kamares wares are a type of Minoan pottery produced in Crete during the Minoan period, dating to 2100 BC.

The view of the surroundings from the site is quite spectacular as the site is placed on top of a hill.

Archeological finds confirm settlements from around 6000 BC.

The first palace was built around 2000 BC

Phaistos Disc

The Phaistos disc is a famous artifact.

In the ancient site of Phaistos was found a disc with mysterious symbols.

The symbols from the disc have not been deciphered yet.

The disc can be seen in Heraklion Archeological Museum.

Phaistos Disc – A secret message from ancient times

Phaistos Disc is one of the most mysterious artifacts in the Mediterranean region. Phaistos Disc was discovered in The Minoan Palace of Phaistos.

Kamares Ware

Close to the site is Kamares cave. Kamares Ware was found here.

This cave was probably a religious or a cult center for Phaistos.

Kamáres ware is a style of painted pottery associated with the Minoan civilization.

Visiting the Archeological site of Phaistos

  • The Theater
  • The magazines with Potteries
  • The Kouloures
  • The central court

Sources: Wikipedia

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