On the south coast, Kommos was a port used by Phaistos, Gortyna and Aghia Triadha. Beutifully situated, the excavation is ongoing, and has been expertly supervised by Joseph Shaw, of the American School of Archaeology at Athens. The site itself, is currently inaccessable to visitors to walk upon, but one can get a very clear impression of its magnificence, from several vantage points, and a number of different angles. Its importance as a Minoan port cannot be overstated, but its continuing existance in the post-Minoan period is equally important, and includes the earliest temple in Greece, and a quite possibly Phonecian built shrine, which would be the only one discovered in the Aegean.

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