Does anyone know why Greece has been so tardy in inscribing this site which was so significant in the flowering of European (and Greek) civilisation? Apparently Greece has 17 sites which its government considers more worthy of inscription. Surely this is "up with" Mycenae inscribed in 1999. Yet there was then a gap of 9 years before the next site emerged in 2007..... That "world class" town of Corfu no less!!! And Knossos? Well it has been on the Tentative list since 2003.
How can the UNESCO list be considered "complete" without this Bronze age site -important for so many aspects in the development of architecture, metal working, art, writing, western mythology etc etc etc? Is it possibly considered "over restored"? I remain mystified and regard it as a major gap in the list.
It is high up on my list of the most signifcant "missing" WHS. Herewith the link to the T List entryhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/267/