Cretan History


Aphrodite’s Sanctuary
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The small ancient Sanctuary of Afrodision Iero (Aphrodite Temple) is located near the village Lenika and dates back from 10th century BC. The same place was used in the 2nd BC century for building a larger two-aisled temple of Ares and Aphrodite, as evidenced by inscriptions found here.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Type: Sanctuary
  • Peak Period: Classical & Hellenistic Age (800 BC - 69 BC)
  • Accessibility: Dirt track
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  • Phone: +30 2841041773
  • Fax: +30 2841022462
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