Phaistos, or more correctly the Minoan Palace of Phaistos, is located in the Messara Plain in south-central Crete about km from Matala. Phaistos is “Φαιστός” in Greek and you may find it also written as Phaestos, Faistos or Festos.
Phaistos is one of the most important archaeological sites in Crete and a visit to this place is recommended as it is much more quite than Knossos and the location is unique.
Cretan spring is fantastic as the unique flora and the variety of wunderful flowers which color intensity is more than stunning.
Here some information about Phaistos and after this two Wikiloc trails, the first one inside of the archaeological place and the second on the hill over the Minoan palace.