About the Most Preserved Minoan City in CreteThousands of years ago the Island of Crete was the center of the Minoan people and culture. On the island there are ruins of palace, a vast amount of information on the civilization that shows their way of life in a positive manner, which lasted of a long time.
It all ended when the Minoan civilzation 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.