Malia Minoan Palace, Malia

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Explore Malia Minoan Palace to see what's left of the palace built here several thousand years ago. The palace was constructed in 1900 BCE but was destroyed 200 hundred years later. The ruins you'll see are from the rebuilt palace, which replaced the former in 1700 BC. Begin at the small museum, where you will see a model of the palace as it would have looked originally. At the north end of the palace, visit the necropolis where the famous gold bee pendant--now on display in a museum in Heraklion--was uncovered. Learn about the Minoans relationship with their Gods by examining the round table in the central court, where they placed seeds as offerings to the deities. Put Malia Minoan Palace into our Malia online trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I decided to walk here for the last day of the holiday, and because the weather was cool. The ticket costs 6 euros. Honestly, no impression on me not impressed the TA pile of stones, remaining there from the Minoan civilization. All household items, decorations and stuff, that was found at the site of the former Palace, is already in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. I believe it is better to visit this museum. And the Minoan Palace of Malia can visit when is nothing to do.
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  • A nice area of archaeological excavations. It is a pity not to have a small booklet in French for explanations. I'll meet you in ruins without too much explanation. That's too bad. Avoid if you know nothing about history.
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