Vathypetro

Historic Site in Arhanes & Around

About 5km south of Arhanes, and well signposted, Vathypetro was built around 1600 BC, probably as the villa of a prosperous Minoan noble. Archaeologists discovered wine and oil presses, a weaving loom and a kiln in storerooms. The winepress can still be seen; archaeologists believe Vathypetro to house one of the oldest wineries in the world.

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