University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Metaxia Tsipopoulou

Priniatikos Pyrgos

A Primary Harbor Settlement and Emporium in Eastern Crete

By: Barbara J. Hayden and Yannis Bassiakos and Thanasis Kalpaxis and Apostolos Sarris and Metaxia Tsipopoulou

Priniatikos Pyrgos, a coastal settlement in eastern Crete, sits upon a limestone promontory in the center of a broad beach. Its location—at the nexus of cross-island routes and near rich coastal valleys with abundant water—makes its protected anchorage an ideal spot for a trading emporium. Discoveries here in the early 20th century indicated that the […]