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King's Megaron
Phaistos Palace
The northernmost of the "Royal Apartments" has been identified as the King's Megaron and bears a striking resemblance to the corresponding "King's Megaron" at the Palace of Knossos. It consists of a spacious central hall with impressive polythyra (pier - and - door partitions) on the north and east sides. The east polythyron communicates with a second room with two columns, which opens onto a large light-well to the east. The gypsum slab flooring with red plaster filling, the interstices, gave the whole complex a particularly sumptuous air.
The north side of both rooms opens onto a spacious colonnade with columns set far apart, offering a magnificent view of Mount Psiloritis and the sacred Kamares Cave. A long corridor at the back of the polythyron room leads to the impressive "Lustra1 Basin" of the Megaron. The whole apartment was decorated with colourful wall paintings depicting linear and plant motifs.
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In and/or around King's Megaron:
(within a radius of 50 Km)






Aretoussa Pension Pitsidia
at 5.1km(SW) from King's Megaron
Aretoussa Pension

Kiknos Studios Kalamaki
at 5.7km(SW) from King's Megaron
Kiknos Studios

Melissa Hotel *** Matala
at 7.4km(SW) from King's Megaron
Melissa Hotel ***

Die Zwei Bruder Pension & Villas For Rent Matala
at 8.7km(SW) from King's Megaron
Die Zwei Bruder Pension & Villas for rent

Irini Mare Holiday Resort Agia Galini, South Rethimno
at 11.9km(NW) from King's Megaron
Irini Mare Holiday Resort

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› Area: Pyrgiotissis Area (Matala, Kalamaki, Pitsidia, Kamilari, Festos...)







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