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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 that Greek Mythology has offered to the world. Until British archaeologist Sir...

When King Charles Visited Knossos Palace on Crete

The recently proclaimed King of the United Kingdom, Charles, 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 paid a visit to the...

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.

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. 

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...

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.

Why Greek Olive Oil is the Best in the World

Olive oil, or “Liquid Gold” as Homer called it, has been part of Greece's history since antiquity. It is an irreplaceable part of Greek diet