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10 Top Tourist Attractions in Crete

20/07/2016 1 Σχολιο

Agios Nikolaos

Last updated on August 18, 2015 in Beaches and Islands, Greece Leave a Comment

Stunning Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands, and also the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. It boasts gorgeous beaches and mountains and is dotted with quaint villages. During the Bronze Age, this beautiful island was the home to the Minoan civilization, which is considered to be the first advanced European civilization, so there are also many historical attractions in Crete. Besides Minoan ruins, visitors can also still see the remains of Ancient Greece, the Venetian era, and the Ottoman period scattered around this island today.

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The Minoans of Crete

04/05/2016 Σχολιάστε

Minoans Crete Gournia City

 

(Jarrett A. Lobell)

The well-preserved remains of the ancient Minoan town of Gournia in eastern Crete still stand after more than 3,500 years.

More than 100 years after it was first discovered, the town of Gournia is once again redefining the island’s past

By JARRETT A. LOBELL

Monday, April 06, 2015

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