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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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. Sorry about the confusion.