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The Archaeological Site of Axos, Rethymnon


Axos, one of the most important cities of ancient Crete, has been inhabited since Late Minoan times.
Archaeologists have uncovered many parts of the ancient city, including the temple of Aphrodite, tombs, and artefacts. The walls of the original Acropolis are still visible on the summit of the hill today.

Some of the more important relics recovered from the site include stone vessels, figurines depicting a naked female body - believed to be the Goddess of Fertility, and a large number of coins.  Approximately 40 types of coins show the heads of Apollo or Zeus, Gods who were worshipped in ancient Oaxos.