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Archaeological Site Of Phaistos

Archaeological Site Of Phaistos Crete

Archaeological Site Of Phaistos Crete

Heraklion Prefecture – Phaistos


Details / Information  Overview:

Phaistos was one of the most important centers of Minoan civilization and the most wealthy and powerful city in southern Crete. It was inhabited from the Neolithic period until the foundation and development of the Minoan palaces in the 15th century B.C.

The Minoan city covered a considerable area around the palatial center. After the destruction of the palace in the 15th century, the city continued to be inhabited in the Mycenaean and Geometric periods, that is, until the 8th century B.C.

Later, the temple of Rhea was built to the south of the old palace. The Hellenistic city was extremely prosperous; houses of the period are to be seen in the west court (upper terrace) of the palace. In the middle of the 2nd century B.C. it was destroyed and dominated by the neighboring city of Gortyna. Traces of habitation dating from the Venetian period are scattered in the whole area.

The archaeological researches of Phaistos started in 1884 by F. Halbherr and continued by the Italian Archaeological School at Athens, under the direction of F. Halbherr and L. Pernier in 1900-1904 and by Doro Levi, in 1950-1971.

Address  Address:

Phaistos, GR-70200

Location (City, Village, Area)  Location:

Tympaki, Heraklion

Telephone number  Telephone:

(+30) 2892042315

Fax number  Fax:

(+30) 2892042315

E-mail address  E-mail:

[email protected]

Website Url Url:

Operating Period  Operating Period:


Operating Days & Hours  Operating Days & Hours:

Summertime season:
MON-SUN: 08:00-20:00 (Last admission 19:45)

Wintertime season:
MON-SUN: 08:00-15:00 (Last admission 14:45)

Admission Fee  Admission Fee:

• Full: €8, Reduced: €4
• Special ticket package: There is a special offer to visit both Phaistos site and Agia Triada.

Notes  Notes:

• Parking area
• Souvenir shop (books, cards, guides)
• Refectory



* The above information, are subject to change without prior notification from the institution. In any case, has no responsibilities for any occurred changes.

 Last update 30/04/2017

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