Gortyn, Heraklion Prefecture
Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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The site is interesting but there is more to see through the olive groves over the road. It proved difficult to find everything there. Unfortunately there were no guides - why? This is an important si... read more »
This ancient site is often overlooked because it is not well staffed, run, or publicized. On the north side of the road are the laws inscribed in stone. A walk around the southern side is warranted. I... read more »
Gortina cioè l'antica Gortis è un sito abitato dal meolitico che in era minoica aveva un grandissimo potere: controllava la produzione agricola di Messara e aveva il porto a Matala. Qua si percepisce ... read more »Gortina i.e. the ancient Gortis is a site inhabited by the meolitico that had a huge power in Minoan era: controlled the Messara agricultural production and had the port in Matala. Here you feel the palatial difference compared to the neighboring Festus. And additions to the Minoan architecture due to the Roman conquest and then Byzantine. Very interesting to understand the Organization of the Cretan 4 thousand years agoshow original
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