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New DNA Tests Show Minoans’ European Origins

A recently conducted DNA analysis on the remains of Minoans' skeletons found mainly in a cave in Lassithi, Crete, suggest beyond any doubt and...

Crete Wants Minoans on UNESCO List

Crete  is still pushing for Knossos to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is now preparing a new folder titled Minoan civilization, which will...

Charles and Camilla Visit Ancient Knossos in Crete (photos)

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited the ancient site of Knossos in Crete on the final day of their tour...

Crete Prepares to Host Charles and Camilla on Final Leg of Greek Tour

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit the island of Crete on the final day of their tour of Greece. Charles...
Heraklion is an open museum that anybody can visit without the need of a ticket.

A Whole New Vibe for Heraklion, Crete

Recently ranked as Europe's fastest growing tourism destination, Heraklion, the capital city of Crete, never stops surprising with its stunning potential. Once considered the ugly...
View of the Piano Nobile on top of the Room of the Throne, near the Bull fresco (Courtesy of Brewminate).

Inside Crete’s Minoan Palace of Knossos

Located about five kilometers (three miles) south of Heraklion, on the rather low Kephala hill, the Palace of Knossos was the largest of the...

Ten Souvenirs to Buy in Crete

  Visitors of Crete have found out that when exploring local villages and off the beaten path stores it's possible to find Cretan memories to...

Archaeologists Discover ‘Masterpiece’ Sealstone in Greek Tomb

University of Cincinnati researchers unearthed an intricately carved gem; or sealstone, which they believe is one of the finest works of prehistoric Greek art ever...

Greek Student Plays Lyre at European Parliament and Speaks About Greece’s Hardships (Video)

The European Parliament got a rare treat when a student from the Music School Chania Giorgos Papageorgiou played his lyre during a presentation about Greece and...

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...

New Evidence: Santorini Caldera Created From ‘Pyroclastic Flows’

Scientists presented their study on the different stages in the creation of the caldera and came to the conclusion that the catastrophic tsunami that...

Greece’s Griffin Warrior Tomb from 1450 B.C. Reveals Rings of Power, Mirror and Combs

Dr. Jack L. Davis and Dr. Sharon R. Stocker, a husband-and-wife archaeologist team at the University of Cincinnati believe that the trove of treasures...

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