It all ended when the Minoan civilization ceased to exist. This happened because of a volcano eruption that caused a massive tsunami.
Among the Minoan ruins, many remains can be seen at Gournia, a famous archeological site for the most preserved Minoan city in Crete. Gournia resembles a narrow maze with small houses built around a small palace overlooking the Mirabello Bay.
Gournia dates back to the 15th century BC. Among the ruins in the city are a small palace and small houses on the top of a hill. Between the house structures, a small street can be made out with stairs, today this is one of the most famous archeological sites in Crete.