Yuchtas is the most important cult centre in Minoan Crete. The peak sanctuary was located and excavated for the first time by Evans in 1909, while since 1974 has been systematically excavated. It is consisted of an open space in three levels, with rooms used perhaps for cult areas or priests’ houses, a built rectangular altar and a rock chasm with a sacred character, since there bronze double axes were found. Large number of votives and stone inscribed table offerings and personal objects (seals and beads) were also found.
Dr Andonis Vasilakis