Mediaeval-Modern Sphakia: the Venetian Village of Patsianos and its Surroundings


In this session we look at the village of Patsianos, which is still inhabited, and two other associated sites: an agricultural processing area, and a Venetian fort.

Before proceeding you should read the second preliminary Report of the Sphakia Survey by L. Nixon, J. Moody, S. Price, and O. Rackham, which includes a section on the Mediaeval-Modern period.

Second preliminary report of the Sphakia Survey (1990)

We have provided a map below on which the major settlements (and smaller ones of SW Crete) of Mediaeval-Modern Crete are clearly marked.

Map of Crete, Mediaeval-Modern phase