Galatas is the most recently discovered palace, and lies some 30KMs south of Herakleion, near to the village of the same name and not far from the site of Arkalochori. Originally settled as far back as 3,000 BC, Galatas became a “palace”, with its tell-tell central court, built during the new palatial period. There is no evidence of a first palace period, and the site was already on the wane before the destruction of the other palaces in about 1450BC. Well worth visiting – perhaps in conjunction with Arkalochori – just to get a feel for the place, the site itself is not open to the public at the time of writing.

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