Gournia Minoiki Poli, Agios Nikolaos

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Gournia (Greek: Γουρνιά) is the site of a Minoan palace complex on the island of Crete, Greece, excavated in the early 20th century by the American archaeologist, Harriet Boyd-Hawes. The original name for the site is unknown. The modern name comes from the abundant hollow vessels found all over the site. Gournia lies in the municipality of Ierapetra in the prefecture of Lasithi.

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  • A chance encounter with the remains of an ancient palace city just off the road heading south from Agios Niklaos. Fantastic views of the ruins exposed on the hillside.  more »
  • We have to admit to have failed in our research of Gournia prior to our holiday on Crete and feel we subsequently missed out. Although we did visit we didn’t stay very long or saw very much; maybe we....  more »
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