The southern area Minoan harbor road can be seen from this vantage point at the western perimeter fence. Note here the fence material is a welded wire mesh and not chain link as is more common and considered easier to get a foot hold between the links.
View south east J.C.Stratis
The western fence with temporary palm frond wind barrier that intends to give recent tamarisk tree planting some shelter and an opportunity to take root and grow.
View South west J.C.Stratis
The west perimeter fence in the southern area. Note the aeolian deposition problem and the consequential site security breach potential .
View south west J.C.Stratis
The Minoan road to the harbor and the sand berm with tamarisk tree line wind barrier at the western perimeter fence beyond.
View west. J.C. Stratis
The Southern Area's western fence with short term palm frond wind barrier sitied to the chain link fence. This is a similar image to IV.a.3_000 but also indicates the problem of the aeolian sand deposition in relation to Middle Minoan Building J visible on the right side center .
View north west. J.C.Stratis
In phase 1 the Southern Area's western fence was supplemented by the attachment of a short term palm frond wind barrier and the installation of a longer term conservation line of tamarisk trees that will serve as a natural, unobtrusive wind barrier. The aeolian deposition will be arrested by the trees and the sand berm will be stabilized by the plantings roots, promoted with a drip irrigation system brought to the nearby vineyards by the local town of Pitsidia.
View north west. J.C.Stratis 02 July 2005