Prickly Pear in Phaistos

Prickly Pear in Phaistos

The palace of Phaistos on the road which leads from Heraklion to Tymbaki in the south of the Heraklion prefecture is located at a small distance from the Libyan Sea, on a spot that overlooks the Messara valley, between the mountains of Ida and Asterousa. Messara, strategically positioned in central Crete in a lush environment, was settled as far back as 4000 BC and became a Minoan centre during the Pre-Palatial period (approx. 3500 – 2000 BC).

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