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.
Minoans’ Sophisticated Diet Included Imported Spices From Asia
The Minoans were a remarkable people with a civilization far advanced for its time in many ways with artwork and palaces replete with riches beyond description; now, we know that their diet was as rich and varied as their...
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. On one of his trips with Queen Consort Camilla, as she is now known, they...
Minoan Ancient Palaces of Crete in Bid for UNESCO Approval
Greek authorities are finalizing the candidacy file for the inclusion of Crete’s Minoan-era ancient palaces in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The file will be submitted by the Ministry of Culture in September and includes the palaces of Zakros, Knossos,...
The Ancient Greek Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur
Greek mythology contains some of the most fascinating myths in the world. The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur is one of the most tragic and fascinating myths in Greek mythology. Until British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans unearthed the palace...
Record Numbers of Tourists Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos on Crete
Record numbers of tourists have been visiting the Minoan Palace of Knossos, according to the Union of Professional Tourist Guides of Crete.
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.
Roman Port, Stunning Amphorae Discovered Under Sea Off Crete
Treasures from the Roman era of Greek history were discovered recently at the bottom of the sea on the Gulf of Paleokastro near the town of Sitia on the Greek island of Crete. The underwater research, undertaken by the Ephorate...
Inside the Magnificent Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete
The Palace of Knossos was the largest of the Minoan palaces in Crete.
Minoan Language Linear A Linked to Linear B in Groundbreaking Research
The ancient Minoan language known as "Linear A," long untranslated, may finally be deciphered with the help of the internet.