The brilliance of Minoan civilization
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The beginning of the habitation of the city of Heraklion can be found in Minoan times. Strabo states that in the location of the current city, there was a small port, the port of Knossos until the Roman period of Crete around 330 AD. From 330 to 824 AD the first period of the Byzantine Empire lasts, and the city …
In the blessed land of the prefecture of Heraklion, the first European Civilization, the Minoan, developed, and since then the history of the place is directly connected with all the great historical events that characterized the European Continent. From ancient times until today, the peoples who passed through the area left traces of their culture. With the capture of Constantinople …
EUROPEAN PATH E4 In Crete is also the end of the European Path - E4 -, which leads the hiker on an unprecedented adventure for mountaineering and trekking, through rocky terrain, shady paths, cool springs, sand dunes, gorges, highlands and historical monuments. The European Path, having crossed the Pyrenees, Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, Mount Olympus and the Peloponnese, ends …
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