Gournia is an archaeological site of a Minoan city about 20 km east of Agios Nikolaos town on the road between Istron and Pacheia ammos. Archaeologists are still unsure of the name of the city so the site took its name from the vessels (“gournes”) found in the area.
Evidence found of habitation around Gournia dating back to 3000 BC continuing all the way to the Post Palatial Minoan period in 1200 BC where the site was finally abandoned. Excavations have yet to be finalized, so the area has not been restored or altered. You can stroll around the city streets and see how the Minoans lived.
Tip: Gournia is a very tranquil area offering beautiful views of the mountains and ocean around.
Entrance Fee: 2 euro.
Opening Times: Tuesday – Sunday 08:00 – 15:00