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The ancient city of Falasarna is being excavated. The excavations
have exposed some of the walls and buildings of the city. The geographical shift
(rise) of Crete has put the ancient harbour on dry land. Falasarna was a commercial
naval power during the Hellenistic period and also the harbour of Polirinia. An
interesting throne, carved out of rock, is on the dirt track as you enter the
ancient city. The acropolis of the city was on the peninsula in front, on top
of the hill. The fortification walls around the hill are still visible. The harbour
was just below the fortifications, on the south side of the peninsula. There are
no signs of the harbour now, since it is above ground. There were two towers,
one on the north and one on the south side of the harbour dating from the fourth
century B.C. A second channel allowed an exit from the harbour on the bay at the
north side of the acropolis, 100 metres further on. It is assumed that this was
a pirate stronghold at one time.
This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.
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