Gortyna Archaeological Site

crete, greece

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Gortyna Archaeological Site

crete, greece

Famous for: Ancient Ruins, History and Culture
Gortyna, also known as Gortys, is the most extensive archaeological sites in Greece and the most important city in Crete with the history of 6000 years. Old churches, inscriptions, statues, cisterns and others give a glimpse into the early habitation of Crete.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
access_time Timing:
8:00 - 18:00 Everyday
hourglass_empty Duration: 3 hours
account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: € 4
Gortina , also known as Gortys, dates back to Minoan times. Gortina flourished throughout Byzantine times until Saracen raiders sacked the city in 824. It never recovered and was soon abandoned.
Attractions:
- The Odeion: Roman theatre of the 1st century AD, three rows of the cavea benches are preserved.
- Temple of Apollo Pythios: It was a rectangular house with a treasury, had once sheltered the statue of Pythios Apollo.
- Isieion: home to the the Egyptian Divinities, dedicated to gods such as Isis, Serapis-Zeus and Anubis-Hermes
- The Praetorium: was the seat and residence of the proconsul of Crete.
-Ayios Títos: best-preserved early Christian church in Crete. It was the seat of the archbishops until the Arab invasion.
- The Law Code: the ancient agora, or forum. The law code is carved by the Dorian Greeks around 500 BC onto massive stone blocks, it represents the earliest known written laws in Europe.
Opening hours:
01Jul - 31Oct: Mon-Sun, 0800-2000
01Nov - 30Jun: Mon-Sun, 0830-1500

Contact

local_phone +30 28920-31144
3:32 AM Local Time

Location

Agii Deka Iraklio Greece 700 12
City center: Crete Region
Nearest airport: Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis"

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