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Archaeological Site of Monastiraki

Last Update: Jul 2012

Minoan palatial complex (ca. 2000-1700 BC)

Archaeological site, Cultural heritage MONASTIRAKI , RETHYMNO , GREECE
Kokkinos Xarakas location 74061 MONASTIRAKI , RETHYMNO , GREECE
Tel.: +30 28310 29975 , Fax: +30 28310 29975
Opening hours:
01Jun - 31Oct Tue-Sun, 0800-1500
01Nov - 31May Tue-Sun, 0830-1500

Archaeological Site of Monastiraki - Overview

  A complex of buildings has been discovered in the village of Monasteraki, which is situated in the valley of Amari, 38 km from Rethymno. It is believed that the settlement was founded in approximately 2000 BC and that it was violently destroyed by either an earthquake or a fire in approximately 1700 BC. This set of buildings includes storehouses, sanctuaries and two archive rooms containing a variety of earthenware stamps, and it is believed to have been a palace. Excavation research was carried out by the German Archaeological Institute during World War II and has been launched again in 1980 by the University of Crete.

This text is cited from the Rethymno Prefecture Tourism Committee WebPage

Archaeological Site of Monastiraki - Map

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