Phaistos (Archaiological Site)

The Minoan city of Phaistos is situated on the top of a hill, 5 kilometres from Kalamaki.

The Palace of Phaistos was discovered in 1900 by the Italian Archaeology School, led by Frederico Halbherr and Luigi Pernier.

It was the capital of Southern Crete during the Minoan Empire. Its king was the brother of the King Minoa of Knossos, Rodamanthi. Excavations are still being carried out today, though the palace is open to the public.