The Palace of Zakros in Crete is a stunning vestige of the ancient Minoan civilization, located 45km east of the town of Sitia in a sheltered bay on the eastern coast of Crete. This palace was built in about 1900 B.C. and was brought to light by the great Greek archaeologist N. Plato in 1961. Today, visitors can explore the ruins of the second building phase, dating back to about 1600 BC and covering an area of approximately 10,000 sq m, including ancillary buildings. As the permanent residence of the royal family, Zakros was the center of administration, commerce, and religion for the surrounding area. Excavations have unearthed over 10,000 unique objects, many of which are now displayed at the Heraklion and Sitia museums. Plan your visit to the Palace of Zakros in Crete to experience this incredible piece of ancient history for yourself.

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