Stravomyti Cave is an ancient Minoan cave on
The Stravomyti Cave is 400 meters above sea level on Mt. Juktas' southwest slope.
The Stravomyti Cave first saw use during
Neolithictimes, as a refuge and burial. During the Early Minoan period, the quality of pottery suggests that people lived in the caves. Thereafter, it was used for storage and worship.
The cave may have once been a shrine to a female deity -
Artemis, Diktynnaor perhaps Eileithyia.
Sakellarakis, J. and E. 1991 "Crete Archanes" ISBN 960-213-234-5 (guidebook)
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