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Inside the Magnificent Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete

The Palace of Knossos was the largest of the Minoan palaces in Crete. 

Crete Remembers the Razing of Kandanos by the Nazis

June 3, 1941 was the day the village of Kandanos in Crete was burned to the ground and all its 180 residents were massacred by Nazi troops.

The Ancient Greeks from Crete Who Founded a City in South Asia

Located in a strategically and geopolitically important region, in the modern nation state of Pakistan on the border with Afghanistan, is a place called...

Heraklion: Discover the Capital of Crete

Heraklion, the capital of the Greek island of Crete, is an ancient city that perhaps is under-appreciated for its many attractions.

The 16th Century Village on Crete That Was Transformed into a Hotel

The 16th-century village of Kapsaliana in Rethymno, Crete has been transformed from a desolate, almost desolate place into a pioneering, world-class hotel. At the time...

Unusual Airbnb in Crete Offers a Bed Under the Stars

An outdoor “Summer Bed under the Stars” is now available for rent to star-gazing travelers on Airbnb in Crete. Gabriella Damianaki is the woman...

The Brad Pitt Lookalike Who Fought Heroically in the Battle of Crete

This photograph of resistance fighters in Crete posing with German rifles and hand-grenades has been making the rounds of Greek social media

How the Battle of Crete Changed the Course of World War II

The Battle of Crete will remain forever in military history as the scene of the largest German airborne operation of World War II

The 10 Best Beaches in Crete

Crete is the largest island in Greece and its coastline of 1,046 km, or 650 miles, makes for some extraordinary beaches. Holidaymakers who have already...

When King Charles Visited Knossos Palace on Crete

The King of the United Kingdom, Charles, whose coronation takes place today, May 6, is a staunch Philhellene and has visited Greece several times....