Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Voroi is a small village where many of the buildings seem to date from the 1790s. Due to zoning laws, the old buildings cannot be demolished making the village feel old yet living (and strangely familiar to this western Mediterrean)

the ethnography museum is very very very recommended

this street may be a victim of urbanization

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kamilari Tholos Tomb

Commanding a gorgeous view, this tomb was composed of 5 rooms and a courtyard. Many compound statuettes and specifically the Minoan dancers statuette came from excavations here.

sealing stone for the tholos

within the tholos

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hagia Triada

storage cists
Not a Minoan palace but rather a rich town in which a large number of Linear A tablets were unearthed. Later on, a Roman villa was built at the site

the Venetian chapel




Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Phaistos is perhaps primarily known for the Phaistos disc, the circular tablet with inscriptions (as yet untranslated)

but the architecture is stupendous in of itself

in the western storage magazines

upper court



and what a view

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Kommos probably started during the Bronze Age as the port city for Phaistos but it lasted (with many periods of abandonment and reuse) well into historical times until WWII destroyed the breakwaters that formed the safe harbor.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Knossos Palace

one of the houses

the separation of rooms

an upper story fresco reconstructed on the lower floor

storage magazine

working in an area with pithouses for architecture I was drawn to the staircases!