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|Type||Ancient Site, Archaeological Site|
|Phaestos, Festos and Latin Phaestus|
Heraklion to Phaistos = 1H30 drive
Rethymno to Phaistos = 1H30 drive
|Summer: 08:00 – 20:00|
Winter: 08:30 – 15:00
|Wear sunscreen and a hat.|
Wear comfortable shoes.
Have everywhere with you bottles of water.
There are stairs in several places on the site.
|Location||Phaistos, 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
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.
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
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