The Minoan Shipyard of


Agii Theodori Minoan Shipyard
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At the east end of the long beach of Vathianos Kambos (Agii Theodori site) 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 researchers this large carving with length of 48 meters and width of 11 meters, could produce 50m long ships, while on the south there is a smaller carving that probably was used for storing lumber. It is worth noting that the area around has sunk over the centuries the sea and there are bases of Minoan buildings inside and out of the sea. The carving probably 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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