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The Mystery of the Oldest Throne in Europe at the Palace of Knossos

In the palace of Knossos, a magnificent throne room built during the 15th century BC is considered the oldest such room in Europe.

Crete Earthquake: Dramatic Videos of People Running for Their Lives

Dramatic videos emerged showing people running out of businesses and shops as Tuesday's 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Crete. The quake had a focal depth of 8.2 km (5.09 miles), and its epicenter was southeast of the city...

Powerful 6.3 Earthquake Hits South of Crete

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.3 struck the seabed at 12:24 PM on Tuesday local time south of Crete. The quake had a focal depth of 8.2 km (5.09 miles), and its epicenter was southeast of the city of Ierapetra. There are...

Jennifer Aniston’s Great-Grandfather Fought in Cretan Revolt of 1878

While most fans know that Jennifer Aniston has Greek roots, most would be surprised to discover that her Greek great-grandfather actually fought in the Cretan Revolt against the Ottomans in 1878. The discovery was made by a team of historians...

How Two Statues of Twin Gods Artemis and Apollo Found a Home on Crete

The Chania Ephorate of Antiquities presented a group of small statues portraying the twin gods Artemis and Apollo to the public at the Archaeological Museum of Crete on July 24, 2019. The priceless statuettes had been found in the systematic...

Takis Shelter: The Greek Man from Crete Who Devotes His Life to Animals

Takis Proestakis, a former Greek businessman in the town of Ierapetra, Crete, gave up his comfortable life to devote himself to caring for abandoned dogs and cats at his shelter. The former owner of a popular nightclub in the town has...

Giorgos Hatziparaskos: The Last Phyllo Master of Greece

Hidden in the quiet backstreets of the old town of Rethymno on the Greek island of Crete, a plethora of long-time gone traditions still keep their magic alive. Inside ancient workshops, artisans, craftsmen, and even lutists still treasure the...

Fact or Fiction? Hunting for the Real Locations Behind Greek Myths

When it comes to Greek myths it seems that we are just as fascinated as ever. Not all myths are thought to be complete fabrications.

Hundreds of Homes Damaged in Crete Earthquake

Greek authorities announced on Wednesday that hundreds of homes and businesses have been damaged following the powerful 5.8 earthquake that hit central Crete on Monday. As of Wednesday evening, engineer inspections of 1,199 structures have established that three-quarters of them...

The Ancient Earthquake That Destroyed Nearly Everything on Crete

While the island just experienced a major earthquake on Monday, Crete faced even greater destruction in antiquity after an ancient quake destroyed nearly everything on the island and the region in 365 AD. In fact, the underwater earthquake, which is...