Odigitria is the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan cemetary near the modern Odigitria Monastery in the Asterousia mountains of southern Crete.


The Early Minoan I to Middle Minoan IA tholos tombs were excavated in 1979 by N. Dimopoulou and in 1980 by Antonis Vasilakis. These tombs were in use for more than 1,000 years.

Artefacts found include seals, amulets, necklaces, gold diadems, stone blades, stone vases, pots and a gold bracelet.


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Minoan Crete Map


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