Phourmi - the Minoan cemetery, Crete Island

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  • Ancient site (sight!) Phournou Koriphi -Crete 1990
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  • Magnificent views! Phournou Koriphi - Crete 1990
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    Phourmi - the Minoan cemetery

    by wroclawiak Updated Jan 8, 2006

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    Visiting Knossoss don't hesitate to visit the Minoan cemetery in Phourmi because
    the Minoan cemetery at Phourni is one of the most important sites in Crete and certainly the most important Minoan cemetery to be uncovered to date. Its importance is largely due to the fact that it remained in use for over 1,000 years from around 2400 BCE to about 1200 BCE when the Minoan period was all but over.

    The cementery is closed for the visitors. If you want to visit it you have to climb the fence. There were no dogs or guards at the time I visited it.

    If you want to be more informed visit the web site below.

    How to get there:
    Take the bus from Heraklio or Knossoss to Archanes. In Archanes ask the locals for the way. The cemetery lies on a hill. The way up is easy.

    Tholos Tomb A Mycaenean grave enclosure Tholos Tomb B complex -- the pillar crypt Toslos Tomb B climbing the fence
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    Minoan settlement - near Mirtos

    by PLUMWELCH Written Jul 27, 2009

    Phournou Koriphi - just one of the spellings - was in a fantastic position.
    I say "was" because it was 1990 when we visited. See photos.

    Magnificent views! Phournou Koriphi - Crete 1990 Ancient site (sight!) Phournou Koriphi -Crete 1990
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