The Minoan Shipyard of


Agii Theodori Minoan Shipyard
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At the east end of the long beach of Vathianos Kambos, at the site where the church ofAgii Theodori is built, there is a rocky peninsula where we still can distinguish the carved rock that hosted a large shipbuilding yard during the Minoan Era.

According to the researchers in this large carving with length of 48 meters and width of 11 meters, the Minoans could build 50m long ships, while on the south there is a smaller carving that probably was used for storing timber. 

It is worth noting that the area around has sunk over the centuries in the sea and there are bases of Minoan buildings inside and out of the sea. The carving probably was flooded with water when the ship was ready to get lowered in water.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Peak Period: Minoan Era (3000 BC-1200 BC)
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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