Praisos (Crete) 10 Praisos/Vaveloi - Πραισός

Πραισός - Praisos, Archaic to Late Antique polis at Praisos/Vaveloi in Lasithi Crete
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Latitude: 35.122800
Longitude: 26.090700
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Greek name: Πραισός
Place ID: 351261PPra
Time period: ACHL
Region: Crete
Country: Greece
Department: Lasithi
Mod: Praisos/Vaveloi

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Read summary reports on the recent excavations at Praisos in Chronique des fouilles en ligne – Archaeology in Greece Online.
Search for inscriptions mentioning Praisos (Πραισ...) in the PHI Epigraphy database.

Modern Description: Tholos tombs from the Minoan till the Hellenistic period in the area. A city of the Eteocretans, i.e. the pre-Dorian inhabitants of Crete. Ruins of the fortified Archaic-Hellenistic city with three hilltop acropoleis, near the village of Nea Praisos (Vaveloi). The sanctuary of Zeus Diktaios at Palaikastro belonged to Praisos. A large Hellenistic house between the first and the second acropolis. At the top of the first acropolis, foundations of a temple of Classical and Hellenistic times. The harbour of Praisos was Eteia (Siteia ?) on the Cretan Sea. Sanctuaries of Archaic and Hellenistic times near the village of Nea Praisos.
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Wikidata ID: Q11942554

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

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


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