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Ancient Kommos


The Minoan site of Kommos
The Minoan site of Kommos
This is the site of on-going archaeological excavations of a Minoan settlement on a very beautiful sandy beach east of Matala.
Kommos was a Minoan harbour from the early time of Minoan civilization. It was probably the major port of entry in the Mesara Plain, and monumental buildings near the shore and paved roads towards Mesara suggest a customs house.
Remains from the Greek era have also been found in Kommos. A temple built here in the tenth century B.C. is one of the oldest known in Greece. Remainders of later temples dating from the fourth to the first century B.C. are now visible.
 

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The Minoan site of Kommos
The Minoan site of Kommos
The Minoan site of Kommos
The Minoan site of Kommos
The Minoan site of Kommos
The Minoan site of Kommos
The Minoan site of Kommos
The Minoan site of Kommos
The Minoan site of Kommos
The Minoan site of Kommos
 
Visit the area of the sight: Kommos
Synonyms and related links Mesara Plain :
Mesara Plain
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