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Gournia Minoiki Poli, Agios Nikolaos

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Gournia (Greek: Γουρνιά) is the site of a Minoan palace complex on the island of Crete, Greece, excavated in the early 20th century by the American archaeologist, Harriet Boyd-Hawes. The original name for the site is unknown. The modern name comes from the abundant hollow vessels found all over the site. Gournia lies in the municipality of Ierapetra in the prefecture of Lasithi.
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  • This is an archeological site with visiting. There were not many people there, and the signage is not extensive, but it is quite large and gives you an idea of the town's size, the narrowness of the.....  more
    This is an archeological site with visiting. There were not many people there, and the signage is not extensive, but it is quite large and gives you an idea of the town's size, the narrowness of the.....  more »
  • Interesting site. It's located very close to the highway. Requires some climbing. It's not very popular, there were another two couples when we visited it. 
    Interesting site. It's located very close to the highway. Requires some climbing. It's not very popular, there were another two couples when we visited it.  more »
  • This is the site of the best preserved Minoan town in Crete. Despite being close to some main holiday resorts it isn't busy and it is pleasant to walk around. The site is quite extensive and there... 
    This is the site of the best preserved Minoan town in Crete. Despite being close to some main holiday resorts it isn't busy and it is pleasant to walk around. The site is quite extensive and there...  more »

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