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Archaeological Site of Gortys


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Greece - Crete, Gortys

Greece - Crete, Gortys
Gortys, (also called Gortyn or Gortyna) was the most important Roman town on Crete, but its origins go back to the end of the Bronze Age. It is one of the most important cities in Crete with an unbroken history of 6.000 years and one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Greece.

The city was destroyed in the 9th century by Arab raiders and the area has been uninhabited ever since. At the end of the 19th century Italian archaeologists began excavating ancient Gortys, which continues until today.

The pictures show a small Roman amphitheatre, where musical recitals were staged. There are still four carved stone stepped rows of seats and two flights of stairs. The stage is paved with brick and marbles; the semicircular orchestra has white and grey marble slabs. The north wall of the stage has four niches, which were used for statues.

Anjo, Adam *, Matthieu, Percy Schramm and 59 other people have particularly liked this photo


67 comments - The latest ones
 Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna club
I found a fence too Jaap! :-))
Thanks for the splendid capture and the informations.
HFF and a good weekend for you!
3 years ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Impressive!
3 years ago.
 Danielle
Danielle club
Très intéressant à lire et très bien vu aussi :-)
3 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
heel mooi en interessant
3 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Photo très intéressante. Cordialement. Nicole.
3 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Excellent shot, wonderful tones, textures and detail ---> very interesting info.
3 years ago.
 Angelofruhr
Angelofruhr club
HFF, Jaap! Found the fence! ;))
3 years ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Beautiful picture and thank you of the info !
3 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles
HFF Jaap.
3 years ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
No expense spared in roman times, ornate in every detail.
3 years ago.
 Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Great historical shot
3 years ago.
 Juleann
Juleann
That is quite the site -- a lot of work to build and to excavate. Not as much work to destroy . . .
3 years ago.
 Martine
Martine
Une jolie vue de ce théâtre antique avec des commentaires intéressants.
3 years ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Lovely shot and great information Jaap, HFF
3 years ago.
 Little Nightwitch
Little Nightwitch club
Great shot of a place, which can tells stories of a long time!!!
3 years ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Excellente vue !
3 years ago.
 sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf club
Die Steine können sicher eine spannende Geschichte erzählen, Jaap,
freundliche Grüße
Erich
3 years ago.
 Nacer H
Nacer H
Beau vestiges Romains et superbe prise!!
3 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Great historical scene very well captured! Thanks for the interesting info, Jaap!
Happy weekend!
3 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
It is amazing that these still survive.
3 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
So amazing. I have always wanted to go to Crete !
3 years ago.
 Der Wandersmann
Der Wandersmann
Very interesting subject, Jaap ... I had never heard of this town until now. Thanks for posting.
3 years ago.
 Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Sometimes a good photograph can make the past sing !
3 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
An excellent image and love the history Jaap. Have been to Crete several times but have never seen this !!
I found the Palace of Knossos to be very interesting and have visited there a couple of times.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Jeff Farley club
I found this one more authentic.
3 years ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
very beautiful. I hope the heat was not to strong.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Leo W club
No problem in May.
3 years ago.
 Françoise Gage
Françoise Gage
Happy that these still survive!
3 years ago.
 Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12… club
Wonderful find and shot! Have a nice weekend, my friend.
3 years ago.
 Winscha
Winscha
Très belle documentation de ces vestiges romains
3 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
Impressive ruins! Belated HFF, Jaap!
3 years ago.
 Valfal
Valfal club
Well captured image; belated HFF, Jaap!
3 years ago.
 tatranka7
tatranka7
Amazing historical place...
3 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
An other life ... one day ...
It's always very impressive to be in such places ...
Excellent photograph, Jaap !
3 years ago.
 Alda - not often here
Alda - not often her…
great knowledge and shot! such a great architecture!
3 years ago.
 Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger club
Nice capture of an interesting site and good historical information
3 years ago.
 Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
attractive place, interesting picture & description
have a nice Sunday Jaap
→ Marek-Ewjan
3 years ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Really very nice.......
Thank you for the interesting info, Jaap!
3 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Fascinating information and great images, Jaap. Belated HFF.
3 years ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
des ruines romaines superbes !***************
bon dimanche Jaap !***************
3 years ago.
 micritter
micritter club
Wonderful photo and very interesting history. Thank you for the post!
3 years ago.
 Xata
Xata club
Thanks for sharing the comment on this excelent view. Have a nice sunday, belated HFF!
3 years ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56
une belle trace du passé
3 years ago.
 Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth club
A great photograph. Thank you for the historic context.
3 years ago.
 Anto & Pier
Anto & Pier
Beautiful photo of the ancient monument.
Greetings from Italia, Anto & Pier
3 years ago.
 Darek C
Darek C
wonderful picture
3 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful theatre. An interesting place. Great shot and text!
3 years ago.
 Berny
Berny club
Schöne Ruinen und interessanter Text. Ich bin zwar fast jedes Jahr auf Kreta, aber immer nur in der Westhälfte unterwegs.
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Berny club
Can recommend the south and east part.
3 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Good shot and I like the PiP.
3 years ago.
 Adele
Adele club
Fascinating place, both picture and description are very interesting.
Have a nice week, Jaap!
3 years ago.
 Dick M
Dick M
Good pictures, good story.
3 years ago.
 Sonia Roosen
Sonia Roosen
Mooie locatie en prachtige foto,
ik heb het ook bezocht, maar lang geleden,
Groeten uit België, Sonia
3 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
love it!
happy new week.
3 years ago.
 Thomas Ring Carlsen
Thomas Ring Carlsen
Nicely shot amphitheater :D

Reminds me a visit to Efesos long time ago :)
3 years ago.
 Pat29
Pat29
Wonderful capture Jaap
3 years ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Un bel amphithéâtre ! qui mérite une visite !
3 years ago.
 Rymie Jolie
Rymie Jolie
Très intéressantes vestiges!
3 years ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Superbe Arène qui est abandonnée
dommage de laisser mourir ce patrimoine Romain
3 years ago.
 Boro
Boro club
Superbe composition
3 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Great shot of this important historic site. Thanks for the interesting narrative.
3 years ago.
 ANNICK56
ANNICK56 club
magnifique,,
3 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
Beautifully captured Jaap and great information
3 years ago.
 Falk Preusche
Falk Preusche club
Nice old place.
3 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Remarkable ruins! HFF !
3 years ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Auf so eine Bank sitzen ,und sich vorstellen mitten unter den Römer zu sitzen !
Gruss Hansruedi
3 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Great photo and an interesting history !
3 years ago.

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