Minoan Vassiliki in Ierapetra, Crete
Lasithi Sights & Monuments - Minoan Vassiliki in Ierapetra, Crete is a historically rich site located near the Minoan settlement of Gournia and the exit of the gorge of Ha. Built in 2600 BC, this elevated site controlled the valley of Ierapetra and was rebuilt on the hilltop after its main buildings were destroyed by fire in 2300 BC. The first excavations were conducted by Americans H. Boyd and R.B. Seager in 1900, but the most systematic ones were carried out by A. Zois. The excavations uncovered a Minoan mansion with storage rooms and a courtyard, making Minoan Vassiliki in Ierapetra, Crete a must-visit site for history enthusiasts.