Cretan History


Kefala site by Trialonia
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Above the scenic village of Trialonia, province Kissamos, and a little to the east, we meet the hill of Kefala. Kefala has views to all surrounding areas and hides a truly unknown treasure, a huge archaeological site which has not been protected by the Greek State and is still being destroyed.

The south part of Kefala consists of soft limestone, easily carved and is full of carved tombs of the Roman Era. Access to these beautiful tombs is either blocked by debris or branches. Above the tombs’ area there was a huge town, with pottery sherds and carved boulders scattered everywhere. The problem is that a part of the town has been built on fertile grounds and the owners have severely damaged the town as they have removed the buildings and cultivated. And in order not visitors to get tired by walking all the area round, they have gathered the stones so that they can see them gathered The only part still surviving is the southernmost. We can still see rooms carved in stone.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: Ancient Settlement, Tombs
  • Peak Period: Roman Era (69 BC - 395 AD)
  • Accessibility: Dirt track
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