In the position of "Souvloto Mouri", in 1903, the excavations under the direction of St. Xanthoudidis brought into light a building of the Minoan period.

Its unique elliptic form -uncommon for the period- and its function, puzzled the archaelogists for many years.

In I971, a new research conducted by the Professor Mr. Dabaras revealed new evidence that this building was in fact a residence, of unique style in the Minoan period, dating back to 2200-2000 B.C. while the remains of more ancient residences have been found.

During the excavations cupreous objects were found in the exterior of the residence, while in the rooms vessels and some figurines have been found, which are saved in the Museums of Heraklion and Aghios Nikolaos.
 

Source: CreteSitia.gr