Achladia is the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan villa on Crete.


Achladia was first excavated in the 1950s by Nicolas Platon.

The site is a large building with an area of 270 square meters referred to as House A and a smaller building nearby called House B. Two other Minoan buildings were also found nearby, but were only partially excavated. House A overlooks the entire bay of Siteia.

There is some dispute about the period of use - Nicolas Platon believed that it was built during MMIII, but Lefteris Platon believes there is enough evidence to support the presence of a light well and polythrya. If this is true, than the building would have been constructed during LMIB.


  • Swindale, Ian Retrieved 2 February 2006

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