Kamares (Greek: Καμάρες) is a village in south-central Crete, Greece. It is the location of an archaeological site of a Minoan sacred cave. The sacred cave at Kamares is slightly offset from a saddle in the Psiloriti Range virtually aligned with the location of nearby Phaistos. Some of the best examples of Middle Minoan pottery have been recovered from the Kamares cave. Kamares has provided the type name for Kamares ware, a ceramic type dating from MM IA, or the First Palace Period. This pottery is a light-on-dark polychrome ware, with forms including jugs and cups.
- Donald W. Jones, 1999 Peak Sanctuaries and Sacred Caves in Minoan Crete ISBN 91-7081-153-9
- C.Michael Hogan, Phaistos Fieldnotes, The Modern Antiquarian (2007)
- Gerald Cadogan (1991) Palaces of Minoan Crete, Routledge, 164 pages ISBN 0-415-06585-2
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