More

    Gournia Archaeological Site

    An unrestored ancient city close to Agios Nikolaos!

    Archaeological Sites Gournia Archaeological Site

    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

    Recommended

    Seitan Limania Beach (Stefanou)

    A hint of paradise!

    Chania Itinerary: Lissos

    Sougia Village The itinerary will be starting at Sougia village in the southern part of Crete. You can begin with a swim at the beach...

    TRAVEL TIPS

    More

    Top 5 Beaches in Heraklion

    Do you want to know what are the best beaches to visit in Heraklion? Read on...

    Practical Tips

    Passports and Visas EU nationals require only a valid identity card and UK visitors require a passport. Citizens coming from USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand...

    Top 5 Beaches in Lassithi

    Here you will find out what are the best beaches in the area of Lassithi!

    10 Beautiful Churches & Monasteries in Crete

    1. Toplou Monastery in Sitia, Lassithi 2. Saint George Karydi in Vamos, Chania 3. Arkadi Monastery, Rethymno 4. St Nicholas Chaper Church in Georgioupolis, Chania 5....