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Great MInoan site- walk amongst ancient everyday life

great site with a huge range of ruins of a whole town, not just a palace. Atmospheric and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Worth a visit, stunning views

Worth a visit, the site itself is big, the views from the site are stunning. Very little... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
+30 2841 024943
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Reviewed 2 days ago

great site with a huge range of ruins of a whole town, not just a palace. Atmospheric and uncrowded. Not much shade though so visit early or late

Thank eamhair
Reviewed 5 days ago

What an incredible feeling it is to stand amongst, and wander around, remains of buildings constructed by the amazing Minoan culture 4000-5000 years ago. This is a site that all visitors to Crete must make the effort to visit. It is an incredible archaeological achievement,...More

Thank RonandGayeH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gournia is absolutely worth visiting. It is a large, very authentic archaeological site dating back to Minoan era. The palace complex was situated in an outstanding place with a view to the sea.

Thank SonataArctica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit, the site itself is big, the views from the site are stunning. Very little information on site so try and read up before you visit. It does look like the have just built a cafe/ info place/toilets so it might be easier...More

1  Thank UKSnorkeller
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Although it is an archiological site, it are a lot of rocks which show how a Minoisch city has been according to the lay out, but it is really not more or less than that. A little bit further to the East (500 metres) there...More

1  Thank shg496
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Could not agree more with other reviewers who write that this site is so special because it is off the beaten path and away from the crowds of Knossos (which you also shouldn't miss though). Could easily spend an hour or 2 walking around the...More

Thank ehmcl18
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

A significant Minoan Palace suffering from the Cretan disease of inadequate explanation. If you have trouble reconciling the few signs of explanation with the carefully laid out stones you can always have your breath taken by the coastal views.

Thank handr40
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Knossos may show you palace life but to see how ordinary Minoans lived, visit Gournia. Close to the northern coast and easily accessed from the main road, the site has houses and workshops grouped around an administrative centre, with interconnecting paths and streets. Little imagination...More

2  Thank Phil S
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Gournia is a village hidden on a hillside. While little remains of the walls the foundations of the buildings are clear and walkways and narrow streets are clearly defined. We have been to many Monoen sites in Crete but Gournia seemed to be the one...More

1  Thank stanbr
Reviewed 17 April 2018

You could easily miss Gournia as you drive along the road from one city to the next. It is located on a hill west of Pachia Ammos, near the road connecting Agios Nikolaos to Ierapetra, 19km east of Agios Nikolaos. It is the remains of...More

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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