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Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
+30 2841 024943
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The site is located on the north coast of Ierapetra. We have about 50 houses, cobbled streets... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Gert L
Bangkok, Thailand
Minoan site

Doesn't compare to either Knossos or Malia Palati, but worth a visit anyway to see the general... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Geoff W
Hemel Hempstead, Herts
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An ancient town dating back over 3,500 years, excavated and restored to show visitors how common people lived in ancient Greece.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“minoan site” (13 reviews)
“the main road” (12 reviews)
“bronze age” (5 reviews)
Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
+30 2841 024943
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

The site is located on the north coast of Ierapetra. We have about 50 houses, cobbled streets, central court,a Minoan palace and cemetery. These excavations are offering a nice view of the late bronze age. Last excavations ended in 2014 and will continue. On the...More

1  Thank Gert L
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Doesn't compare to either Knossos or Malia Palati, but worth a visit anyway to see the general layout of a Minoan town. Not much there though, no cafe or toilet facilities.

1  Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I didn't fancy the crowds at Knossos so we visited the site at Gournia instead - and I'm really pleased that we did. €2 entry fee lets you wander around the remains of a Minoan village that must have been quite amazing in its day....More

1  Thank Meanwhile_in_Crete
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Site is easily accessible on the main road between Agios Nickolias and Sitia. Near by bus stop. Hot exposed site with out any facilities, take water with you as there isn't anything nearby. Worth the visit large site with some descriptive signs. whole streets of...More

2  Thank AllisonRebekka
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Really good place to visit, normally on the way to or back from somewhere else. The site visit would not take more than a couple of hours. As someone else suggested worth looking the site up on the internet to get good background info. There...More

Thank AlwenWales
Reviewed 29 February 2016

just a little way out of town on the old coastal road. Enjoy the overall impression of the site before going up and wandering around it at leisure. Absolutely amazing archaeological site

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 30 October 2015

a bit like Skara Brae except you can actually walk on a Minoan street between Minoan walls and sit in a Minoan house, with noone else around.

1  Thank mcwDurham
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Having paid your 3 euro and stepped through the gate it is time for your imagination to take over and envisage what it must have been like to live in a market town during the Minoan period some 1500 years before Christ. What did they...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Walk through the main street of this ancient Minoan settlement and imagine yourself living by the sea over 4'000 years ago. It's magic.

Thank pippa903
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Inexpensive entry, maybe 2€. A really ancient Minoan village, maybe 3500 years old. Set on a hillside with nice views. Had a walkabout, perhaps less than an hour total. Not much in the way of services or food and dtink.

Thank Woolhat2013
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Elizabeth S
27 June 2015|
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I did not intend that question to be about Gournia. It was about a winery near Heraklion. I am having some difficulties as a new person to Trip Advisor. For instance, I am not from Australia but I cannot get it to change it... More