The archaeological site of Agia Triada makes a nice alternative to Knossos - fewer visitors, a hidden location among the lush groves of the Messara Plain and the feeling of a true first-timer promise you an impressive experience.
The second largest settlement of Minoan culture on Crete represents a villa-like palace complex named after the Church of the Holy Trinity, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the excavation site.
Worth seeing is the sanctuary from the Mycenaean period in the south-east wing, which houses exciting frescoes of coloured plaster, as well as the 'Court of Altars', the theatre room and, of course, the magnificent palace building from the New Palace period with alabaster panelling, benches and countless pithoi and vases that have survived to the present day.
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