The Kommos conservation study includes immediate studies and interventions to preserve threatened historical remains at that Bronze and Iron Age site in southern Crete. Of unique importance are the remains of Minoan structures interpreted as storage facilities for goods as well as for ships, and a possible slipway. Also there are Greek temple structures, one created and frequented by Phoenician mariners who stopped by during their voyages to and from their western settlements. Our goal at the site is to make a series of incremental studies (e.g. walls, masonry, cement, now being carried out by the University of Chania; also drainage, protection from the waves of the sea, and sand accumulation to the south). Our overall aim is to implement a fully developed master plan, in order to make a Bronze and Iron Age harbour with unique maritime facilities available to the public.
Read Phase 2 2017 Report