|Minoan villa of the lilies
Luxurious house, two storeys high, at the site called Palaiochora (Amnisos). It is built of large poros blocks and has the structure of a typical Minoan villa, comprising a hall with polythyra (pier-and-door partitions), a bath, staircases and roofed rooms, paved with flagstones. It was named after the splendid frescoes which decorate the interior walls, depicting blossomed lilies and floral patterns.
The villa was most probably built in the MM IIIA period (17th century B.C.) and, according ...