Minoan Sites

For people who are keen to explore those Minoan sites that still survive today - or want to find the best places to view Minoan history - our interactive Minoan sites map and sites list can provide an excellent starting point.

There’s an initial selection of interesting Minoan sites and Minoan ruins and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your travels. Once you’ve explored the list of Minoan sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Minoan ruins.

Our database of Minoan historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Minoan sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Minoan Period: Site Index

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Akrotiri

Akrotiri is a beautifully preserved ancient site in Santorini, famed for its incredible frescos and its connection with the Minoans.

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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum explores the ancient history of Crete with exhibitions looking at the Minoan period.

Knossos

Probably the most famous surviving Minoan site, Knossos is an archaeological site which was once a thriving city at the centre of the Minoan civilisation.