Kranaion cave (Crete) Patsos

Ἑρμῇ Κραναίῳ - Kranaion, cave sanctuary in Ag. Antonios gorge S of Patsos in Rethymno, Crete
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Latitude: 35.255800
Longitude: 24.570300
Confidence: High

Greek name: Ἑρμῇ Κραναίῳ
Place ID: 353246CKra
Time period: AHR
Region: Crete
Country: Greece
Department: Rethymnis
Mod: Patsos

- Pleiades
- DARE

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

Modern Description: A sanctuary of Hermes Kranaios (identified by a votive dedication) in a natural hollow in a stream gorge, now with a small chapel of Agios Antonios. A diachronic cult site with an open-air altar. Votive figurines in the Herakleion Archaeological Museum. Organized trail into the gorge. Unfenced.
Chronique des Fouilles link
Trismegistos Geo: 33251

Info: Archaeological Atlas of the Aegean

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


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