The Minoan settlement of


Boufos Minoan settlement
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The archaeological site at hill Kefali Agiou Antoniou or Kremasma is situated next to the sea, between the beaches Avlaki and Boufos, at the area of the village Sissi. This point offers very good view of the canyon Selinari, which was the passage to East Crete. The settlement has been developed in the form of a palace complex of about 0.1 hectares and apparently was dependant on the nearby palace of Malia.

The excavations started in 1960 by the archaeologist Kostas Davaras and continued long after by the School of Archaeology of Belgium. Today there are traces of the city walls, which flourished in 1350-1250BC, while the site is full with potsherds. Next to the sea there is a necropolis (cemetery) used in the period 2100-1800BC where many pottery objects and human bones were identified.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Type: Ancient Settlement
  • Peak Period: Minoan Era (3000 BC-1200 BC)
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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