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Gortyn – the Roman capital of Crete

Gortyn is located in the middle of the fertile Messara plain, a strategic area inhabited since the Neolithic period. The remains of a villa from the Minoan period were found […]

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Tylissos – ruins of Minoan villas near Heraklion

Tylissos is one of the few Cretan settlements which have kept their pre-Hellenic names. It flourished from the Minoan times to the Venetian period. The continuous habitation resulted mainly from […]