Ruins of a two-aisled early Christian basilica.
Extensive Late Minoan cemetery (1450 - 1200 BC) 220 carved chamber tombs, arranged in clusters, and one vaulted. Among the numerous findings (ceramics, weapons, tools, jewelry) the most important are the clay sarcophagi (urns) with figurative hunting scenes, nature scenes and rich decorative themes. The findings are exhibited in the Museums of Chania and Rethymno.
Columns and floor in a village church, coming from an early Christian basilica.
Viranepiskopi / Erimos Episkopi or Bishopric of Ario or Agriu
From the 6th c. seat of the diocese of Panormos. Ruins of a three-aisled Early Christian basilica (6th century).
Diocese of Mylopotamos
Under the Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis or Fragkoklisia, ruins of an early Christian basilica, seat of the Diocese of Axos. Built into the church are architectural members from the basilica.
Diocese of Rethymno
Relics of an early Christian basilica with a mosaic floor at the site of Fudana.
Great early Christian basilica of Agia Sophia (5th century) with transversal aisle and additions. The western addition housed a grape press and a liquid and grain store. Excellent sculptural decoration.
Rethymno / Rithymna
Chamber tomb of the late Minoan period (14th - 12th century BC) in the suburb of Mastabas. Hellenistic and Roman city, which may be identified with today's Rethymno. Building remains from the Roman times in the Customs House under the Forteza (where mosaic floor) and in Kiouloumbasi square. Underground Roman monument to the S. of the Municipal Garden. In the Archaeological Museum housed in the fortress of Forteza, antiquities from the prefecture of Rethymno.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou