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Tripiti Minoan settlement

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Perched on the rocky hill of Papouri, 135 meters above the beach of Tripiti at the Asterousia Range, lie the remnants of an Early Minoan settlement. The initial excavations were conducted between 1986 and 1988 by archaeologist Antonis Vasilakis. Additionally, a vaulted tomb dating back to 2800-2000 BC was discovered 200 meters to the south.

The settlement was protected by a wall, with two openings serving as entrances. A total of 36 rectangular rooms and walls up to 2 meters high have been unearthed. Various findings indicate that the inhabitants were involved in agriculture, fishing, and farming, with navigation tools also being discovered. Fresh water was obtained from nearby springs, with one still providing water today (located 150 meters from the settlement).

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