Kavousi sky cities: ancient cities in Kavousi
EVERY FRIDAY 2017
"KAVOUSI "- HISTORICAL EXCURSION IN ANCIENT CITIES & PEAK SANCTUARIES
Excursion to an area with a hundred of significant archaeological sites inside a mountainous and wild landscape with an impressive view to the sea north of Crete. The tour at Kavousi area aspires to be an escape route from the dangers of the exposed valley to the safety of the naturally protected peaks of the region and then, a descent route in space and time, from the sky-cities to a forerunner of the city-states.
After the decline of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilization on Crete, the island has experienced dramatic upheavals, during the centuries of turning from the 2nd to the 1st millennium B.C., which led many people to seek refuge in the mountains, organizing new defensible settlements in the most inaccessible rocky areas, at the edge of the mountains. The travelers through the series “Sky-cities” will have the opportunity to visit a number of these ancient settlements.
The trip step by step
- Introduction by the sea: the natural and human-made landscape from Minoan period up to now.
- The timeless culture of olive: visiting the ancient olive tree inside the valley of Kavousi.
- Up to the mountains: trekking along the European path E4 and/ or alternatively, driving to the wild landscape by a 4x4 vehicle.
- Archeological treasures: tour to the archeological sites of Vronda, Kastro and / or Azorias (12th-6th cen. BCE) on the excavated areas or from a distance.
Meeting point: KAVOUSI VILLAGE - GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/YsWKbS1mb9n
Starting time 9.00
The trip takes place at an area presented in the documentary “Bronze Age collapse” of History Channel
Experienced archeologist ● Language: English ● Transfer in the mountain by 4X4 ● First Aid Kit ● Short manual ● Light meal in the countryside.
The price does not include
Transport from your accommodation to the sites proposed and back to the hotel ●Other guided tours and entrance fees in organized archaeological sites ● Drinks, personal expenses and tips ● Anything that is not mentioned