Malia Palace Archaeological Site, Malia

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Explore Malia Palace Archaeological Site to see what's left of the palace built here several thousand years ago. The palace was constructed in 1900 BCE but was destroyed 200 hundred years later. The ruins you'll see are from the rebuilt palace, which replaced the former in 1700 BC. Begin at the small museum, where you will see a model of the palace as it would have looked originally. At the north end of the palace, visit the necropolis where the famous gold bee pendant--now on display in a museum in Heraklion--was uncovered. Learn about the Minoans relationship with their Gods by examining the round table in the central court, where they placed seeds as offerings to the deities. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Malia holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Malia Palace Archaeological Site and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • What an amazing place! We arrived by bus from further up the west coach- a great and cheap way to travel. The history of the palace is fascinating. I used our rough guide book to help us understand.....  more
    What an amazing place! We arrived by bus from further up the west coach- a great and cheap way to travel. The history of the palace is fascinating. I used our rough guide book to help us understand.....  more »
  • They make us do the tour in reverse, causing us to miss start info. Fortunately info found on the internet, otherwise very unclear. Interesting site 
    They make us do the tour in reverse, causing us to miss start info. Fortunately info found on the internet, otherwise very unclear. Interesting site  more »
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  • This site is interesting enough from a historical perspective, seeing that a sophisticated culture existed in this location almost 4000 years ago. It is quite an extensive excavation as well. But there is little more to see than floors and single stone walls, the last destruction in 1450 BC must have been pretty thorough.
  • Cool site, but there is little to no information provided. The booklet is very concise and the posted signs only have the name of the supposed room printed on them.

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