The village of Tylissos in Crete

This pretty village is on the eastern slopes of Mt. Pseiloritis and lies about 14km west of Heraklion. In Classical times the town was an autonomous City-State and there are also ruins of three Minoan mansions from the Early Palace Period which are thought to have been destroyed in 1450-1400 BC.

Also, 8-10km to the west are the ruins of a further Minoan mansion in the village of Sklavokambos. This complex includes three different apartments on different levels.

There are also rooms for residence as well as worship, storerooms and a place to house staff. This complex dates from 1500 BC and was destroyed by fire.