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Zakros Palace, Kato Zakros

Kato Zakros , Crete
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Like Knossos, Zakros, at the far eastern end of the island, is a Minoan palace that may have been destroyed by a tidal wave in 1500 B.C. generated by the eruption of the Santorini volcano. The difference is that you'll have to use your own imagination to reconstruct this one, which was unearthed only in the early 1960s, as little remains except the foundations. On the other hand, on most days about the only thing that will disturb your imagining is the occasional tinkling of goat bells. For a rare opportunity to feel a personal connection with a Greek archaeological site, ask the proprietor of Stella's Traditional Apartments to show you a photograph of the vase—once exquisite, no doubt—her father accidentally shattered when he drove a shovel through it while helping to excavate the palace.

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