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New Pictures from Minoan Palace of Zominthos Released

Greece's Ministry of Culture has released new pictures of findings from the Minoan palace of Zominthos in Psiloritis, Crete. The underground palace of Zominthos which was discovered in the 1980s, revealed more  secrets in this year's excavation that took place...

Endless Lines at Knossos Palace, Only One Ticket Stand (video)

A lot of patience and strong nerves are the two things - other than a hat and a bottle of water (large) - that a prospective visitor of Knossos Palace on the island of Crete needs. The lines are unbelievably...

Knossos, the Capital of Minoan Civilization Still Has More Treasures to Reveal

The newest discoveries on Crete at the site of the ancient city of Knossos suggest that the capital of the Minoan Civilization was much more influential and larger than previously thought. Archeologists already knew that Knossos was Europe's oldest city and...

Ancient Greek City of Knossos Was Larger than Previously Thought

Recent fieldwork at the ancient city of Knossos in Crete, Greece, revealed that during the early Iron Age, the ancient Greek city was rich in imports and was nearly three times larger than what was believed from earlier excavations. The...

Tax Evasion Fraud in Archaeological Site of Knossos, Greece

A tax evasion scam was discovered by Finance Ministry inspectors who audited the souvenir shop at the Archaeological Site of Knossos on the island of Crete. The tax inspectors went to the souvenir shop of the well-known archaeological site after receiving...

American Students Getting to Know Greece

The University of Washington in Seattle has launched an original summer program in recent years, highlighting the beauty of Greece. The program was the idea of professor Stergios Fotopoulos who has been teaching statistics at the university since 1985. Every...

Crete: 6 People Injured by Lightning in Knossos

It all started at 9:30 am on Friday, May 29, when lightning struck six Russian tourists who were on a tour around the archaeological site in Knossos, Crete. One woman was seriously injured, while the others were caught off guard...

BBC Highlights the Fascinating Beasts of Ancient Greece

In an article titled “The fantastical beasts on ancient Greece,” published in its Culture section, BBC news website focused on a darker side of Greek art and more specifically on the fearsome creatures that were commonly depicted in...

‘Two Faces of January’ Cast and Crew Talk Filming in Greece

With the recent release of the crime-thriller "Two Faces of January," the cast and crew are opening up about location shooting, which spanned from Greece to Turkey. In a featurette released by Studio Canal, stars Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and...

Chinese Like Crete For Investments

With more Chinese businesses eying opportunities in Greece, attention has turned to scooping up island properties and tourism, with the buyout of a luxury residential village, Vamos, in the area of Chania on Crete signed and sealed. The complex belonged...