Estimated to be 3000 years old and just a sapling when the court of King Minos was in its heyday at Knossos, stands in the village of Kolymbari. The tree, with its massive, gnarled trunk, was used to provide olive wreathes (or kotinos) to the victors at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Tholos tomb, Maleme
A large Minoan tholos tomb of the Postpalatial Period (1380 to 1100BC) can be found near to the German war cemetery. A small sign points towards the tomb which has an unusually long path leading to the burial chamber which is square in plan, and the dromos leading to the entrance is 2m wide and 13.3m long. The tomb was excavated in 1966 and was found looted but excavations in 1966 revealed two seals.