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Itanos ( el, Ίτανος) is a former municipality in the
Lasithi Lasithi ( el, Λασίθι) is the easternmost regional units of Greece, regional unit on the island of Crete, to the east of Heraklion. Its capital is Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Agios Nikolaos, the other major towns being Ierapetra and Sitia. The mou ...

Lasithi
regional unit, eastern
Crete Crete ( el, Κρήτη, translit=, Modern Modern may refer to: History *Modern history Human history, also known as world history, is the description of humanity's past. It is informed by archaeology Archaeology or archeology ...

Crete
,
Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, Elláda, ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeastern Europe Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe () is a geographical subregion A subregion is a part of a larger region In geogr ...

Greece
. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality
Siteia Sitia ( el, Σητεία) is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi Lasithi ( el, Λασίθι) is the easternmost regional unit on the island of Crete Crete ( el, Κρήτη, translit=, Modern: , Ancient: '','' ) is the largest and mos ...
, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of . Its territory is rich in ancient archaeological sites, notably a Minoan city in
Roussolakkos Roussolakkos is the site of an important Minoan civilization, Minoan city, located near Palekastro, Crete. It is the only Minoan city to have survived intact. Its harbor, outlying settlements, sanctuaries, and quarries are preserved under sediment ...
and the ancient Greek city
Itanos Itanos ( el, Ίτανος) is a former municipality in the Lasithi Lasithi ( el, Λασίθι) is the easternmost regional unit on the island of Crete Crete ( el, Κρήτη, translit=, Modern: , Ancient: '','' ) is the largest and most popu ...
in Erimopolis. The
Minoan The Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age Aegean civilization on the island of Crete and other Aegean Islands, flourishing from c. 3000 BC to c. 1450 BC and, after a late period of decline, finally ending around 1100 BC, during the early Greek Da ...
settlement was called Utana (cf.
Linear B Linear B is a syllabic script In the linguistic Linguistics is the science, scientific study of language. It encompasses the analysis of every aspect of language, as well as the methods for studying and modeling them. The tradition ...
U-ta-ni-yo N E 749.
Herodotus Herodotus ( ; grc, Ἡρόδοτος, Hēródotos, ; BC) was an Classical Greece, ancient Greek writer, geographer, and historian born in the Greek city of Halicarnassus, part of the Achaemenid Empire, Persian Empire (now Bodrum, Turkey). He ...
recorded that the settlers from
Thera Santorini ( el, Σαντορίνη, ), officially Thira (Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in S ...

Thera
(modern
Santorini Santorini ( el, Σαντορίνη, ), officially Thira (Greek#REDIRECT Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in S ...

Santorini
) who founded
Cyrene Cyrene may refer to: Antiquity * Cyrene (mythology), an ancient Greek mythological figure * Cyrene, Libya, an ancient Greek colony in North Africa (modern Libya) ** Crete and Cyrenaica, a province of the Roman Empire ** Cyrenaica, the region aroun ...

Cyrene
owed their knowledge of the coast to an Itanian trader named Corobios. Population 2,108 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in
Palaikastro Palaikastro ( el, Παλαίκαστρο; Godart and Olivier abbreviation PK) is a small village at the east end of the Mediterranean island Crete. It is a historic site. Already in Minoan civilization, Minoan times the region was a centre of tra ...
.


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Populated places in Lasithi Cretan city-states {{Crete-geo-stub