Stravomyti

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Stravomyti Cave
Stravomyti Cave
Stravomyti Cave
Shown within Greece
LocationCrete
RegionGreece
Coordinates35°15′0″N 25°8′59.9″E / 35.25000°N 25.149972°E / 35.25000; 25.149972Coordinates: 35°15′0″N 25°8′59.9″E / 35.25000°N 25.149972°E / 35.25000; 25.149972

Stravomyti Cave is an ancient Minoan cave on Crete.

Geography[edit]

The Stravomyti Cave is 400 meters above sea level on Mt. Juktas' southwest slope.

Archaeology[edit]

The Stravomyti Cave first saw use during Neolithic times, as a refuge and burial. During the Early Minoan period, the quality of pottery suggests that people lived in the caves. Thereafter, it was used for storage and worship.

The cave may have once been a shrine to a female deity - Artemis, Diktynna or perhaps Eileithyia.

References[edit]

  • Sakellarakis, J. and E. 1991 Crete Archanes ISBN 960-213-234-5 (guidebook)