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Monastiraki lies in the valley of Amari, on the natural route leading from northern Crete to the Messara plain.

Excavations have brought to light a centre of the Old Palace period (1950-1700 B.C.). which was destroyed by fire following an earthquake. The large number of storerooms and the existence of two archive rooms with many clay sealing’s indicate a palatial character for the site.

Other finds on the top of a neighbouring hill suggest there must have been a religious centre in the area, as well.


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Location (City, Village, Area)  Location:

Amari, Rethymnon

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Operating Days & Hours  Operating Days & Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday: 08:00 - 15:00

Admission Fee  Admission Fee:

• Free entrance

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 Last update 30/04/2017