Minoan Shipyard Found On Crete

image14The first Minoan shipyard where big ships were constructed will be presented in a conference on Ancient Greek Technology, which will be held in Heraklion, Crete on March 21. Researcher Dr. Minas Tsikritsis and geologist Stelios Manolioudis will be the speakers.

The major shipyard was found near the Minoan palace at the location Niros Hani, Heraklion. This discovery comes to illuminate all the past information on Minoan sailing. “For the development of the Minoan shipping until now we have relied on pictorial representation showing seagoing ships with 50 oars corresponding theoretically to vessels 40 to 50 meters. This view is supported by the finding on the coast of St. Theodore near the Minoan palace of Niros Hani (Hani Kokkini), a large yard,” Tsikritsis noted.

According to the research, in the area there are carvings and bases of Minoan buildings both on land and in the sea. In the north part of the beach two large rectangular carvings were found, which are now submerged in the sea. Based on these findings, Tsikritsis maintains that “It is probably a Minoan ship construction area of about 45 meters and less than 15-25 meters.”

Archaeologist S. Marinatos was the first to speak about the Minoan shipyard.


  1. The Minoan thalassocracy has been argued to have reached as far as the Levantine coast, Cyprus, Sicily, and southern Italy.

    To have located Minoan shipbuilding centres provides material evidence for a maritime culture that was technologically advanced and progressive. Minoan sites are well known around the Aegean islands and Anatolian coast showing the strong maritime network that existed in the Bronze Age.

    Will try and head to the conference in Herakleion!

  2. Yes trade goods have been found from across the Med, it is a major find if they have found conclusive evidence in support. A great find indeed. I’m not all that far from Irakleion but I won’t have time to go to the conference, unfortunately. 

  3. My family is from Kriti. Not that it is any business of yours twit, particularly when you are American. 

  4. Of course they are ethnic Greek, O Alex the self appointed stickybeak of GR. Next you will be asking everyone for ID numbers, which as we all know you being a pretend Greek cannot supply for yourself.

  5. If have a problem with diaspora Greeks then perhaps you should at least show some rational consistency and critcize Andy Dablis of the USA who constantly writes articles here? (Andy sometimes even.. highly inappropriately.. writes articles for US military funded setimes.com that colludes with Skopians to hide their embarassment for recognizing them)

    Maybe you should also consider not using Greek Reporter – that was first created by Greek in the USA. We all await you being rationally consistent for once and moving on. (not holding our breath though)

    “Greek Reporter is an award winning project (Presidential Award of CSUN) that started on the grounds of California State University Northridge. The idea was conceived by Anastasios Papapostolou, a graduate of CSU Northridge, and Editor-in-Chief for Greek Reporter.”

  6. Your conceptualization of a conferance is where someone stands around pretending to be an intellectual while meanwhile ignoring everything being said (much like you ignore the Skopians trolling this website and Greece in lew of maintaining your ego). 

  7. Yes PAID to go troll.
    Its unfathomable to you because you of course are a pseudo-intellectual troller that lacks even basic logic skills.

    A perfect example of this is how you are friendly with Alex Prime Mininister of Greece, who claims to be a GD voter (that doesn’t criticize Skopians)….purely because he rants aginst me. You even say absolutely nothing against blatently obvioius Skopian trollers like the “Mental retard kosta” that constantly trash talks Greece (like you pal Savas). All your “Friends’ on Greek reporter seem to be anti-Greek.

    You put your ego in front of the needs of Greece. You are a pseudo-Greek.

  8. You may plausbily be Greek but you are a clueless treasonous cowardly one if you stay silent about the Skopian threatening 1/3 of country and instead attack those trying to defend it.

  9. You started it wiith your snide comments towards me. See how it works when you act like a troll. People troll back.

  10.  Er, check the top of the thread dummy. In the meantime, take some of your own advice. If you can’t eat the food don’t dish it out. Mmm

  11. So if anyone doesn’t say what you want them to say, and if they don’t agree with what you want them to agree to, then they are clueless treasonous cowards?  Your capacity for self delusion is truely….er……. awesome.

  12. Careful Alex. The Vardaskans have you in their database. My suggestion is that you reveal nothing about yourself on this blog.

    I have no evidence but it is my opinion the Vardaskan gfovernment pays bloggers to encourage division amongst Greeks while using sublte methods to link the name Macedonia with Vardaska-Benovino.

    Remember The Vardaksans have declared war against us and they hate us absolute.

  13. I should clarify I have no “hard evidnece” that I can cut and past on this blog other than what goes on on this blog and other of a Vardaskan governenment incentive to destabilse Greece theough these blogs.


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