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Malia Ruins, Malia

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Explore Malia Ruins to see what's left of the palace built here several thousand years ago. The palace was constructed in 1900 BCE but was destroyed 200 hundred years later. The ruins you'll see are from the rebuilt palace, which replaced the former in 1700 BC. Begin at the small museum, where you will see a model of the palace as it would have looked originally. At the north end of the palace, visit the necropolis where the famous gold bee pendant--now on display in a museum in Heraklion--was uncovered. Learn about the Minoans relationship with their Gods by examining the round table in the central court, where they placed seeds as offerings to the deities. Take a look at our Malia itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Malia Ruins and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This was the first ancient palace we visited in Crete and were amazed at its size and complexity, considering it was built around 2000BC. Being able to walk where the ancients lived is quite humbling ...  read more »
  • Very interesting but not in the middle of the day to recommend, as very hot and little shade. Kiosk and toilet at the entrance available.
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  • Personally I preferred this visit than that of Knossos. Much more authentic to my taste. Watch the heat anyway. 30 degrees in the month of October.
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