The archaeological survey of Pseira Island was planned to provide data to help place the settlement on the island within its environmental and historical context, and as a systematic investigation of the landscape of the island itself.
What was the nature of the hinterland, if one existed, of the Minoan town? Was the island a source of raw materials for stone vase making? Were there differences in the type of land use in the Minoan and later periods? Was the island completely deserted after the Bronze Age?