is a village in the Amari valley along the scenic road that
connects Rehymnon with the Messara plain in the South of Crete.
Excavations at the site have unearthed the remains of a complex
of buildings dating back to 2000 BC (Middle-Minoan Period). The
complex of buildings includes several storerooms, workshops and
archive rooms. Several important artefacts have been
recovered from the site; these include storage jars, Kamares
ware vessels and earthenware stamps. It is generally
believed that this site was a Minoan palace.
The site was destroyed during a major earthquake or fire in
appromimately 1700BC. This corresponds to the fate
suffered by the First Palaces of Knossos, Festos, Malia and
Zakros. The area remained abandoned up until the
Hellenistic period when part of the hill was re-settled.