Gournia Minoan Site

crete, greece

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Gournia Minoan Site

crete, greece

Famous for: Ancient Ruins, History and Culture
Gournia is a small archaeological town situated on a hilltop overviewing sea, famous for its winding cobbled stone streets and hundreds of small houses. Gournia is popular as one of the best-preserved prehistoric settlements in Greece
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
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Closed : Monday
8:00 - 15:00 : Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday
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Once a a flourishing town during the period of the Minoan, Gournia is now deserted on a small hill overlooking the sea and the beautiful Bay of Mirabello. Gournia is located 17km east of Agios Nikolaos and 2km west of Pachia Ammos.
Attractions:
Maze of Back Streets: lined with the foundations of simple one-roomed houses.
Cobbled Streets: The cobbled stone curved lanes arequiet interesting to watch as they connect hundreds of homes. These lanes lead to the hilltop.
Ancient Crafts in Ancient Gournia: It is known that Gournia was certainly a busy commercial centre, with evidence of pottery, carpentry and metal-working taking place here alongside other crafts such as fishing and weaving.
Beach of Frouzis: Lies 1km north of Gournia's archaelogical site, next to the old bridge of Frouzis. But the beach is full of pebbles and sea gathers lot of garbage here, making this beach quiet unpopular

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Location

Greece Ierapetra Lasithi 722 00
City center: Crete Region
Nearest airport: Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis"

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