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Ancient Falasarna

Lodging list in Ancient Falasarna

Youphoria Villas, Villas J&G

The ancient throne or lectern seat near the site of Falasarna
The ancient throne or lectern seat near the site of Falasarna
The ancient city of Falasarna is being excavated. The excavations have exposed some of the walls and buildings of the city. The geographical shift (rise) of Crete has put the ancient harbour on dry land. Falasarna was a commercial naval power during the Hellenistic period and also the harbour of Polirinia. An interesting throne, carved out of rock, is on the dirt track as you enter the ancient city. The acropolis of the city was on the peninsula in front, on top of the hill. The fortification walls around the hill are still visible. The harbour was just below the fortifications, on the south side of the peninsula. There are no signs of the harbour now, since it is above ground. There were two towers, one on the north and one on the south side of the harbour dating from the fourth century B.C. A second channel allowed an exit from the harbour on the bay at the north side of the acropolis, 100 metres further on. It is assumed that this was a pirate stronghold at one time.

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Falasarna
Falasarna
The ancient defences in Falasarna
The ancient defences in Falasarna
The area of Falasarna
The area of Falasarna
The ancient harbour and acropolis of Falasarna
The ancient harbour and acropolis of Falasarna
The ancient throne or lectern seat near the site of Falasarna
The ancient throne or lectern seat near the site of Falasarna
 
Visit the area of the sight: Falasarna