If you would like to get an insight into the daily life of the Minoan era, Gournia is your destination of choice. The ancient harbour town in the north-east of Crete is located near Agios Nikolaos and is the only completely excavated Minoan town to date.
The buildings from the 16th century BC, grouped around a large manor house, of which the foundations and in part the foundation walls are still clearly visible today, are located on a small hill by the sea. Between the rather small cottages are cobbled alleys and numerous stairways that emphasise the ring-shaped structure of the small community.
Most of the inhabitants were fishermen and farmers, as evidenced by many artefacts that can be attributed to the pottery and carpentry trades.
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