Palace of Faistos, Sivas

Get a glimpse of the life of Minoan people through a visit to the ruins of a Minoan palace. At Palace of Faistos, learn about the relationship between rulers and workers, the Minoans' trade routes, and much more. Tour the central court, royal quarters, storerooms, and workshops. It's a steep climb to the top of the hill where the ruins are, but the views of the surrounding area are stunning. To visit Palace of Faistos on your holiday in Sivas, and find out what else Sivas has to offer, use our Sivas online trip itinerary builder .
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  • It is peaty to see such monuments not to be treated as supposed to all those years... A lot of tourist, a lot of money income and not any upgrade. With new technologies it could be easy and much more ...  more »
  • This place can be visited if it is included in a tour or if you rent a car on the island. Here you can see the remains of the Minoan Palace Faistos, which was one of the three largest palaces in Crete (the others were Knossos and Malia). The first palace in Faistos was built in the 2000-ies BC and was destroyed by an earthquake about 1700 BC. The second palace, which was built was destroyed for unknown reasons about 1600 BC and it is these remnants you can now see. Personally, I think these ruins are more Santa than Knossos, which of course has been "edited" a lot. Good to get a guided tour of the site to get some of the whole historical development. Very well known is also the so-called Faistos disc, a clay disk, with about 12 cm radius, which contains the characters, which have never been decipherable.
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  • Amazing view. Great experience and worth the drive. The staff was polite and helpful and the Palace was much more relaxing than Knossos. It is also more original than Knossos and hasn't been reconstructed. So most of what you see is virtually untouched compared to Knossos.
  • It is a palace that people built it almost 6000 years ago. Just that fact gives you the chills. No marble etc. only what that hill had to offer, and the job the archeologists did to keep it up is stunning. A "must go" place in Crete if you like history
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