Archaeological site of Lato

Get a rental car to discover the archaeological site of Lato Crete The famous archaeological site of Lato is situated at Lassithi, on the island of Crete, the cradle of the Minoan civilization. The town of Agios Nikolas is actually built on the ruins of ancient Lato. Among the most important Doric city-states in Ancient Crete, Lato is thought to have been in existence even before the Doric Descent. The location of ancient Lato, built between two hills, offers a magnificent view of Mirabella Bay and in the past, it provided natural protection against invaders. The city-state of Lato, named after the mother of Apollo and Artemis, Leto (Lato in the Doric dialect), was a flourishing city and a member of the League of Cretan Cities, while it was continuously engaged in a border dispute with Olous, a neighboring city-state. The identification of the present site as Ancient Lato belongs to the work of archaeologists F. Halbherr, L. Mariani and A. Taramelli in the second half of the 19th century. The first systematic excavation of the site was undertaken by a French team of archaeologists who began their work in 1899-1901.
Ancient Lato contained a double acropolis. People lived in houses of simple construction that had two square rooms with a hearth in the center. Rain water was collected and stored in underground cisterns cut into the rock, to meet the needs of the households. From the internal courtyards, one had to mount 80 steps to reach the Agora (public square, a place of assembly and center of civil life), which had a small column-less temple from the remains of which many figurines dating from the 6th century B.C have been unearthed.
An important monument of Lato is the Prytaneion that is the seat of government, an immense seven-tiered structure, resembling to an ancient theater and divided into three wings. The central room of the complex, with a seating capacity for 80 people and having a perpetually flaming hearth was used as a conference room and dining place for the distinguished citizens of the city. The other prominent structures of the site include the remains of the large temple of the city and an open-air theater which could accommodate about 350 persons.

Location de voitures

  Date de ramassage/Emplacement:
  Date de retour/Emplacement:
Véhicules disponibles
Le prix le plus bas pour la location d’un véhicule à l'aéroport à Héraklion est 17,86€ par jour Le prix le plus bas pour la location d’un véhicule au port à Héraklion est 17,86€ par jour Le prix le plus bas pour la location d’un véhicule à l'aéroport à Chania est 19,29€ par jour
Peut-être les prix seront augmentés ou les voitures deviendront indisponibles vraiment vite. Vous pouvez économiser en réservant en avance!
Quelques mots de nos clients

“Plenty of cars to choose from, affordable ones if you have a tight budget. I personally hired a van since i needed a larger vehicle. Staff were helpful and polite, would recommend them and use them again.”

Cédric Tuilliez - France
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“I have always found the staff at Autoclub Car Rental extremely helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend using their service.”

Melanie Nienhausen - Germany
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“Second time hiring a car from Autoclub now. Both times I've been very pleased with the interactions with the staff members, the prices and also the quality of the cars. Would highly recommend anyone using Autoclub.”

John Harper - United Kingdom
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“We needed a vehicle at short notice and called Autoclub at heraklion who have been able to take good care of us, putting us in the ideal car for our preferences as well as the right cost. ”

Tom Hawkins - United Kingdom
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“Thank you Andreas see you next year...”

Adam Arscott - United Kingdom
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“La Crète est belle et nos vacances était excellent!”

Nicole Bourgois - France
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“Excellent service! we will be back soon.”

Robert Winton - United Kingdom
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“Prompt service with a smile. Excellent value and the staff could not have been more helpful and welcoming”

Shanti Arscott - England
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“Excellent service.Didn't have to wait at the airport, car was there with paper work ready for completion.Nice to be greeted by a person who speaks fluent English and gave directions to the hotel.I would use this company again if I visit Crete.”

Laura Myers - United Kingdom (England)
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“Great and kind service, good condition car (new), trustworthy! :) ”

Guy Naveh - Israel
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“Excellent service et sans mauvaise surprise. Prix attractifs, personnel accueillant. À recommander ”

Patrick  - France
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“What a wonderful experience. They picked us up at the airport with the rental car and drove us to our hotel. 100% customer service at all times. Domitris and Big John gave us plenty of maps and special advice on several places to see and things to do. On the day of our departure, we drove to the airport and just left the car in their designate area, "Hassle Free". Highly recommend this car renter service!! Thanks Guys!! Efchairisto!! Lana and Roger”

Lana and Roger Muzzy - Germany
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services

“I would like to praise the company, their helpful staff, nice and friendly negotiations, great prices, the car went cool, without any problems. Car for me i got in a couple of minutes to my liking, even though it's a high season and a lack of cars. I am very satisfied. I can recommend! Perfect!”

Martina Bohunická - Czech Republic
Témoignage de: Formulaire d'évaluation des services
Car Rental at Heraklion Approved by the Ministry of Tourism & the Greek National Tourism Organization
Car Rental at Heraklion Approved by the Ministry of Tourism & the Greek National Tourism Organization
 © - AUTOCLUB