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Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon

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Well worth a visit: much more impressive than some of the guide books imply

Clearly rock cut tombs find it hard to compete with Minoan palaces for the attention of tourists... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
London, United Kingdom
Good for spending some time

It is an quite big natural area where they have excavated about 230 old Tombs. Into some of the... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Lubeck, Germany
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Eparchiaki Odos Rethimou-Agias Galinis, Armeni, Crete 741 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this Minoan cemetery while out and about on a drive through the Rethymno hinterland. There are over 200 graves of all sizes dug into an oak tree-covered hillside; you can actually climb down into some of them. For the life of us...More

Thank MS644
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Clearly rock cut tombs find it hard to compete with Minoan palaces for the attention of tourists but these are well worth a visit. The tombs are impressive. Some are cut deep in the rock and one can descend perhaps five or six metres through...More

Thank Richard57UK
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

It is an quite big natural area where they have excavated about 230 old Tombs. Into some of the tombs you can walk, it is quite impressing. The entry fee is 2€ and we spend about 1 hour, walking around the beautiful area and visited...More

Thank TravelTim90
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

These ancient Minoan graves are mind blowing. Carved out of the solid rock nearly 4 thousand years ago. The entry fee is only €2 and you can wander around the site for about an hour and see all there is. A good information board in...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Coming from Rethimno, just before entering the village of Armeni on your right hand: the old Minoan Nekropolis. The necropolis is situated in a beautiful oak forest. The village to which it belonged has still not been found yet. About 230 tombs were cut in...More

Thank cwfan
Reviewed 15 July 2017

If you are at all curious about the "early history" of Crete, this is the place to visit. Open at 10 am except Mondays. Fee only 2 Euros .. or 1 Euro if you are a senior. Value for money. Give yourself at least an...More

Thank Lance W
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The opening time is 10:00 to 18:00 (closed in monday). It's an amazing place! 280 minoan grave... It's a little bit difficult to find, it's near the Armeni town, the opening time is changed.

Thank Marco M
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Interest place to visit but more information needed about the history of the people that were buried here & his these graves were dug.

Thank katina c
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a relatively small site, with approx 200 tombs cut into the rock, but only 2 of which you can enter. A fantastic setting in a wild oak grove. Opens at 10am (not 8.30 as per most guides/sites) and costs 2 euro but well...More

1  Thank Finian K
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I've never visited ruins like these before. They are more than just holes in the ground: the sheer effort required to create these in the Bronze Age is astounding. The tombs are very well crafted, and it was with a renewed, melancholy respect that we...More

Thank Victor H
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