Kato Zakros

The Palace of Zakros is the fourth largest Minoan Palace. Like the other Cretan palaces, the palace of Zakros was first built in about 1900 BC, the present ruins belongs to the second building phase, in about 1600 BC and finally destroyed in around 1450 BC. The Palace has central courtyard surrounded by wings of buildings with corridors and a large number of rooms. Many of the buildings were multistoried, with interior staircases, and light wells. The Palace was connected with a nearby harbor.

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