It is a large mansion of the neo-palatial era with forty rooms and typical Minoan architecture. The fact that four bronze chisels that were sacred Minoan symbols were found at the site led the excavator St. Xanthoudides in the opinion that the owner of the palace was a High Priest who had the authority to produce and provide the faithful with these sacred vessels. At a distance of about 700 m from the palace of Niros is the Minoan settlement and the port of Agioi Theodori. Around the rocky promontory, excavations are preserved in the rocks that were either an artificial anchorage for small ships or a quarry.
Source: CRETA AQUARIUM