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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...

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 can see that their diet was as rich and varied as...

Crete’s Minoan Treasures Are Still in UNESCO Limbo

By Phil Butler* It has been called “Europe’s oldest city.” The Palace at Knossos on Crete was the center of European culture from before 2800 B.C. until after 1350 B.C. Today, the archaeological site dating back to Neolithic times 9,000...

Crete's Ancient Site of Knossos Sees Visitor Numbers Soar

The number of visitors to the Knossos archaeological site on Crete has seen a spectacular increase, according to official figures for the month of May. The number of tickets issued in the month rose to 95,200, from 68,100 in May...

Charles and Camilla Visit Ancient Knossos in Crete (photos)

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited the ancient site of Knossos in Crete on the final day of their tour of Greece on Friday. The couple were at the site for approximately 50 minutes, during which...

'Greece is in my Blood', says Prince Charles Ahead of Official Visit

The heir to Britain's throne has spoken of his love for Greece ahead of an official visit to the country on Wednesday. "Greece is in my blood and I have long had a fascination for her ancient culture and history,"...