Malia - Archaeological Site
Malia is the third most important Minoan palace, similar to the size of the ones in Knossos and Phaestos, but less impressive and much simpler. There is no fine interior decoration or many objects to indicate its provincial style.
The first palace was built around 1.900 BC and was destroyed around 1.700 BC when the new one was built just to have the same fate around 1450 BC.
At about 500m away from the palace, excavations brought to light a quadrangular settlement with burial divisions. That’s where the famous Bee Pendant was discovered (two bees sucking a drop of honey) a golden artifact that shows the talent and the aesthetic sense of the Minoan Goldsmiths.