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Northeast complex
Phaistos Palace
The complex of four rooms on the northeast edge of the Palace does not belong to the Old Palace, although it directly adjoins it. In the westernmost building is an elongated rectangular room with partitions of vertical clay slabs. Similar "cists" in the Palaces of Knossos and Zakros were used to store valuable ritual vessels. Here they were found empty. Next door, in the narrow rectangular room to the southeast, was found a clay tablet inscribed in Linear A and the famous "Phaistos Disc" bearing hieroglyphic writing. The building was therefore named the Palace "Archive"
The building east of the Archive is thought to be a shrine or the archivist's residence, while the easternmost building is known as the "Potter's Workshop" because a large number of unfinished pots were found there. The intermediate building has an impressive peristyle of alternating pillars and columns. A staircase on the south side of the peristyle building connects the whole complex to the NE entrance to the Palace, which stood in this spot.
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In and/or around Northeast complex:
(within a radius of 50 Km)






Aretoussa Pension Pitsidia
at 5.1km(SW) from Northeast complex
Aretoussa Pension

Kiknos Studios Kalamaki
at 5.7km(SW) from Northeast complex
Kiknos Studios

Melissa Hotel *** Matala
at 7.4km(SW) from Northeast complex
Melissa Hotel ***

Die Zwei Bruder Pension & Villas For Rent Matala
at 8.8km(SW) from Northeast complex
Die Zwei Bruder Pension & Villas for rent

Irini Mare Holiday Resort Agia Galini, South Rethimno
at 11.9km(NW) from Northeast complex
Irini Mare Holiday Resort

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