Vathypetro in Archanes

  • Vathypetro Archeiological Site
Distance 4km south of Archanes
Open to the public: 08:00 - 15:00 daily except Tuesdays
Entrance fee: Free Admission
Toilet Facilities: Not Available
Café: Not Available
Wi-Fi: Not Available
Parking space: Available for all types of vehicles
Facilities for people with disabilities: Not Available
Supervised by: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
Access & walking difficulty: Difficulty rating, 2

​Vathypetro 4km south of the village of Archanes at an altitude of 555 meters, Greek archaeologists have brought to light a Minoan rural villa of the 16th century b.C. Similar to the Minoan palaces although much smaller, it was probably the residence of a local ruler. Among the most important finds are an olive-press, some big clay jars and a unique wine-press still “in situ” at the south wing of the villa.

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