Post Tagged with: "Crete"

  • 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, […]

  • Museums of Crete

    Heraklion, Museums September 9, 2011 at 9:53 pm 0 comments

    Historical Museum of Crete 27 Sofokli Venizelou Ave., 7 Lysimachou Kalokerinou St., 71202 Heraklion, Crete Tel.: (+30) 2810 283219, 288708 Archaeological Museum Of Hania 25 Chalidon Str., Hania Tel.: +30 28210 90334 Museum of Cretan Ethnology Voroi Pirgiotissis, 70200, Heraklion, Crete Tel.: +30 28920 91110 Aquaworld Aquarium and […]

  • Chania

    Chania, Main Cities, Travel Greece September 5, 2011 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

    History of Crete comes from the depths of centuries. In the crossroad of three continents, since the Neolithic Age till 1912 when it was integrated to Greece, has developed civilizations with visible proofs. From 2600 till 1000 B.C. there was the Minoic civilization. Afterwards, the Geometrical Age, 1000-600 B.C. and […]

  • 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 […]

  • British couple George & Stacy talk about Crete

    Tourist of the Day July 28, 2011 at 9:33 pm 0 comments

    Name: George & Stacy Country of origin: England Vacation Destination: Crete Crete is a romantic island in Greece which is popular for its exclusive beach hotels and resorts and robust tourist life. Its warm beaches filled with golden sands and superb weather serve as a world class destination for any […]

  • Crete Island

    Crete, Greek Islands July 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own dialect, poetry, and music). Crete was […]