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Holidaymakers can explore the impressive remains of the Minoan Palaces of Phaistos, discover the fascinating artefacts showcased at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum or simply stroll along the spectacular beaches and through sleepy villages.
The contract is for the completion of the required works collection and transportation of municipal sewage settlement fate municipality Phaistos Crete.
Large sectors of Cretan Bronze Age towns (such as Knossos, Phaistos, Mallia, Zakros and Palaikastro) have survived to our day, partly because they are located away from modern urban clusters, and partly because they were available for extensive excavations since the beginning of the last century.
The north-coast port of Chania with its beautiful Venetian harbour is 30 minutes to the west, while the archaeological sites of Knossos and Phaistos are 90 minutes away.
Their topics include the early years of palatial Knossos, the urbanization of prehistoric Crete and settlement perspectives on Minoan state formation, craft production and social practices at prepalatial Phaistos as background to the first palace, whether there was a matrilocal house society in prepalatial and protopalatial Crete, and a regional network approach to protopalatial complexity.
Crete has legends of its own; Heraklion has sights such as Knossos, Phaistos, archeological museums displaying the intriguing artifacts of Minoan civilization; and like Athens and other cities, Heraklion stands as a city break possibility, for its cuisine, its traditional and modern market, historical city centre and its own impressive collection of five- and four-star hotels.
As the former centre of the Minoan civilization, it's no wonder that Crete features a plethora of historical attractions including Knossos and Phaistos.
Just west of Gortyn, on what Henry Miller called "this sublime, serene height" overlooking the Libyan Sea to the south and Mount Ida to the north, stand the handsome remains of Phaistos, reputedly the palace of Europa's second son.
In several cases, this text analysis lapses into the absurd, for instance, the elevation of decorative fingernail impressions on an Uruk tablet into "nine different accounts," complete with a Phaistos parallel (pp.
For nearly a century, scholars have been trying to solve the mystery of the Phaistos Disk.
The tour concentrates on the Bronze Age Minoan period and visits several palaces including those at Knossos and Phaistos, plus lesser-known sites such as the Minoan town of Gournia with its winding streets of narrow houses.
We drove on to Phaistos, the site of a 'Minoan' palace which was abandoned suddenly about 1500 BC.