Details / Information  Overview:

On a conical hill called Souvloto Mouri lies the only known oval house of the Middle Minoan Ia period (2100-2000 B.C.). It belongs to an intermediate type of building, between the circular and the rectangular ones. Two architectural phases are distinguished; the earlier buildings, some with curvilinear walls, dated to the Early Minoan period (2800-2300 B.C.), were mostly farmers' houses and extended beyond the east side of the oval building.

The discovery of a large number of figurines created the assumption that this was a peak sanctuary, but it seems that it originally was a domestic shrine, incorporated into the house. The main entrance of the Middle Minoan oval house (2200-1550 B.C.) is on the SE side, while a second one was uncovered on the NW, at the base of a staircase that leads to the upper floor.

The structural nucleus of the house is a small open courtyard surrounded by rooms fronting on it. A well or cistern is located in the eastern part of the courtyard. One of the largest rooms on the NE side has been interpreted as a domestic shrine. To the earlier architectural phase belong the foundations of three rooms on the east external side, also slightly curved.
How to get there:
The site can be found on a little road on your right hand, on the national road of Agios Nikolaos-Sitia, little before you reach the village Hamaizi. You have to walk or drive with a car for approx. 800 m in order to get on the hill were the ruins lie. The road is a very narrow dirt-road all the way to the ruins once you leave the national road.


Address  Address:

Souvloto Mouri, Chamezi

Location (City, Village, Area)  Location:

Sitia, Lasithi

Telephone number  Telephone:

(+30) 2841025115

Fax number  Fax:

(+30) 2841022462

E-mail address  E-mail:

Website Url Url:

Operating Period  Operating Period:




Operating Days & Hours  Operating Days & Hours:

MON-SUN: 08:30-15:00

MON-SUN: 08:00-19:30

Admission Fee  Admission Fee:

• Free entrance

Notes  Notes:





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 Last update 30/04/2017