Post Tagged with: "Creta"

  • The best places to visit for their history

    Travel Greece September 12, 2011 at 6:36 pm Comments are Disabled

    Crete Crete’s story begins almost 5,000 years ago, with the mysterious Minoans. The prehistoric equivalent of a modern superpower, the Minoans built vast palaces, from which they controlled the rest of the island and an empire further afield (the famous “Linear B tablets”, written in a primitive form of Greek, […]

     
  • Rethymno

    Main Cities, Rethymno, Travel Greece September 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

    Rethymno is located in the north end of the prefecture, built by the sea and is a city with many faces. Rethymno or Rithymna as it was once called has been inhabited since the Later Minoan III period. Nowadays, it keeps the elements inherited by its history (from antiquity up […]

     
  • Heraklion

    Heraklion, Main Cities August 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

    Heraklion is the largest city of Crete and one of Greece’s major urban centers. Its development begun in the wake of the 9th century AD (in antiquity, Knossos was the island’s most important centre, followed by Gortyn). In later times, Heraklion came under Arabic, Venetian and Ottoman rule; its conquerors […]