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The site is signposted off the Spili road from Rethymnon and we had passed it a number of times before stopping. Entrance price is 2 euros and well worth it. This is a lovely peaceful place amongst many Turkey oaks that have grow here for...More
It is easy to miss this Minoan burial ground as it isn't that well sign posted. Not for anyone unsteady on their feet as it is rough terrain but well worth a visit if you can, particularly if you enjoy history. It is amazing to...More
Its a way off the road over some rough ground, and you are met by a locked gate, but the key is hanging there.
It is in superb unspoilt condition, no graffiti or signs of dossing like we get in caves and burial chambers in...More
Not well marked (only one small sign) and no information or services (or bathroom) from the guy behind the counter. Still, the sign gave a decent background of this fascinating site. We did not realize you are allowed to enter the tombs and so we...More
This is a highly educational venue. The tombs were dug by the late Minoan civilisation approx 1400 BCE. It's incredible that crypts and passages were excavated into solid rock by people using hand tools before the iron age began. Modern archaeologists have unearthed about 200...More
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 6pm. Entrance €2 (August 2017). Nice site in a good condition, surrounded by oak trees. Not many information (only a panel at the entrance). Interesting place to visit near Rethimno and on the way to South Crete.
Beautiful Minoan nekropolis. To see the whole site you just follow the path after the entrance. It is a relatively short walk and very easy to do. We visited on a hot day and we were happy that we brought a bottle of water, as...More
I found it mindblowing to find that such a well preserved Minoan tomb just lies there in an Olive tree field free to visit. Just think that the Minoan civilisation's time line overlaps with the Egyptian pyramids! It is one of those charms that Greece...More