Apodoulou, Rethymno, Greece
Apoudolou 35 minutes
Minoan town is situated some twenty kilometers northwest of Phaistos on a site beneath Psiloritis overlooking the Libyan Sea.
Apodoulou is situated some twenty kilometres northwest of Phaistos on a site beneath Psiloritis overlooking the Libyan Sea. It is located on one of the main routes from Phaistos to the north coast -- a route which also passes the Middle Minoan palatial administrative centre of Monastiraki at the south end of the Amari valley. The area was inhabited from Late Neolithic times up to the end of the Minoan era but it is important for the protopalatial settlement which covers an area of at least 3,500 square metres. The settlement was destroyed by fire at the end of the protopalatial period but the area remained occupied into the neopalatial period, unlike Monastiraki a few kilometres further north, which was totally abandoned after the MM II destruction.