Matala (Crete) 6 Matala - Μάταλα

Μάταλα - Matala, Hellenistic and later settlement, a port of Phaistos, with rock-cut Roman graves, modern Matala, Irakleio Crete
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Latitude: 34.991700
Longitude: 24.749200
Confidence: High

Greek name: Μάταλα
Place ID: 350248UMat
Time period: HRL
Region: Crete
Country: Greece
Department: Irakleio
Mod: Matala

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Modern Description: Outport of Phaestus, and of Gortyn in Hellenistic times. Part of the ancient city is submerged, while the remainder extends in the area of the present settlement. An acropolis to the S of the present harbour. Columns of an ancient temple to the SE. On the outskirts of the city, rock-cut tombs and cemeteries of the 5th century BC to the 7th century AD.
The small Byzantine church of the Virgin occupies the site of an Early Christian basilica, columns of which are preserved. Travellers report a mosaic floor with inscription on the same site.
Wikidata ID: Q65089552
Trismegistos Geo: 3517

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

(Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean, Ministry of the Aegean)

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