Temple of Rhea in Phaistos

The Temple of Rhea

South of the Central Court and at a lower level, on an manmade terrace on the hillside, is the Temple of Rhea.

Temple of Rhea in Phaistos

This is a building from a later age, the Hellenistic period, and forms a development of the cult of the Minoan Mother Goddess.

Neolithic Kiln

In the same area you can see the foundations of a domed structure, dated even earlier than the first palace. This may be a Neolithic kiln, or a Neolithic dwelling according to other archaeologists.

Neolithic dwelling in Phaistos

Lower down than the Temple of Rhea are the ruins of buildings dated to the Geometric Period (10th-7th century BC).

map of Phaistos archaeological site

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