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Curetes, the Mythical First Inhabitants of Crete

The Curetes were purportedly the first inhabitants of the Greek island of Crete. They were mythical creatures, specifically legendary benign deities who lived prior...

Evidence of Human Sacrifice in Minoan Civilization Found in Crete

Whether human sacrifices took place in ancient Minoan civilization is a topic of great debate among scholars, with some claiming there is strong archaeological...

Ancient Gold Coins of Alexander the Great Found in Chania, Crete

New archaeological discoveries on Kastelli Hill in the Old Town of the city of Chania, Crete, have brought to light a unique monetary collection...

The 3,400-Year-Old Minoan Tomb Discovered on Crete

An intact chamber tomb dating from the late Minoan period discovered in Crete in 2018, provides valuable insights into Minoan culture and society. It is...

The Stunning Ancient Greek Theater Discovered on Crete

An ancient Greek theater has recently been discovered at the remote ancient site of Lissos south of Chania on Crete. Facing east, the structure appears...

Crete’s Lifestyle Celebrated With Hands-On Experiences

During the 2nd annual Cretan Lifestyle Conference in Rethymno, Crete in Greece, over a hundred and fifty researchers and professionals gathered to discuss and...

A Walk Through Crete, Birthplace of the Minoans

The only way to truly appreciate the beauty and majesty of the landscape of Crete is to walk through it. There are more walking...

Was Atlantis’ Temple of Poseidon the Palace of Knossos in Crete?

Plato's account of the lost civilization of Atlantis includes a description of a marvelous temple of god Poseidon. It was said to have been...

Crete Celebrates Union With Greece on December 1st

On December 1, 1913, the island of Crete was officially integrated into the Greek state after Sultan Mehmet V had finally relinquished all sovereignty...

Zominthos: The Ancient Minoan Palace on Crete’s Highest Mountain

The ancient Minoan palace of Zominthos on Crete located about 1,200 meters (nearly 4,000 feet) above sea level shows that Minoans were not just...