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"Agia Triada" Top 5 Page for this destination Phaestos - Festos Tip by Balam

Phaestos - Festos, Crete Island: 18 reviews and 27 photos

  Agia Triada
by Balam
  • Agia Triada - Crete Island
      Agia Triada
    by Balam
  • Agia Triada - Crete Island
      Agia Triada
    by Balam
  • Agia Triada - Crete Island
      Agia Triada
    by Balam

Agίa Triáda lies on a hill about 3km from Festόs (as you pass the car park of Festόs take the next right turn (sign posted) you will reach the end of the road and see the large brown sign. The site is below you to the left.

Said to be the Summer Palace of Festόs royalty due to the elaborate decoration’s found on the walls and it’s position overlooking the bay of Mésaras. In Minoan times the sea would have been much nearer. Some of the more exquisite Minoan works of art in Iráklio’s Archaeological Museum were found here. I found the water works here particularly interesting. You can see were the water was drained from the top of the site and channelled via aqueducts around the Palace.

Also on the site is the small church of Agios Georgios Galatas from the 14c ad

The name Agίa Triáda comes from a nearby Byzantine chapel as there is no record of the Minoan name.

Entry is €3 You can purchase a ticket here that covers Festόs as well for €6

Address: Prefecture of Heraklion

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  • Written Jul 19, 2008
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