Palace of Knossos

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Palace of Knossos A short bus ride from Heraklion Italy lies Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete. This 20th-century reconstruction of the 1,000+-room palace site is largely the interpretation of archeologist, Sir Arthur Evans. Although it may or not be totally historically accurate, it certainly provides a feeling for, in addition to [Read more …]

Crete Greece

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Just another Greek island with a more than 10,000-year history? Not quite. Crete is Greece’s largest island. It was founded a millennium before Christ and was home to the Minoans, one of the most advanced, sophisticated and artistically accomplished of any society of its era (about 3,500 to 4,000 years ago). It was a primary [Read more …]

Heraklion Crete Greece

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Heraklion Greece Heraklion, or Irakleio, is Greece’s Crete Island’s largest city and capital. It is also the gateway to one of the Mediterranean’s most impressive historical sites: the ancient Minoan palace of Knossos. Initially settle in the Neolithic era, the city grew primarily as the port for Knossos, its much larger, much wealthier neighbor. It [Read more …]