A catastrophe of unimaginable devastation may have put an end to humanity’s brightest moment – the mysterious Minoan Civilization.
Beneath the Gates of Phaistos is a novel embracing the hidden secrets of the mysterious Minoan Civilization. It’s a journey into possibility.
At the far eastern corner of Crete Island, an amazing prehistoric city once existed. Visiting the ruins left at Itanos once gets the sense of lost time, and of the powerful and prosperous people who once lived there. Ancient Itanos was one of the strongest cities in Crete, but little is known of the ancient […]
The continuing saga of the magnificent tapestry of humanity woven within the secrets of the Minoans. Part of a series by Argophilia.
Homer’s Odyssey tells of the hero Odysseus visiting Crete on his return home. The tale also tells of the unsolved mystery of the Eteocretans.
The Minoan Theater in Karteros is an authentic journey into Minoan life that begins like a prayer and ends like an epiphany.
Today, the fate of some of the world’s most treasured Minoan landmarks is still mired in a European bureaucratic bog.
The following story-report brings to the forefront the question “When do we consider a multitude of coincidences key parts of a greater fact?”
A pitched battle is being waged over the inclusion of ancient Minoan palaces as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Coming up in Heraklion, April 5th through 17th, 2019, the British School at Athens will offer the Prehistoric, Greek and Roman Pottery Course, a unique opportunity for hands-on experience in the field of archeology.
First time visitors to Heraklion are often amazed at just how multifaceted the seaside city is. Crete’s top urban center, the Greek province’s capital has a plethora of world-renowned attractions, as well as local treasures no guide book has ever portrayed. From the stunning Veneitan harbor to mighty Knossos, there’s a nostalgia trip and tons […]
Known by locals for his humanity, humor, and bravado, John Pendlebury was also famous for his intimate knowledge of Crete, its people and language, acquired by total immersion in all things Cretan while engaged as curator of the Knossos archaeological projects outside Heraklion.
In his first controversial book on extraterrestrials in antiquity, the legendary UFO expert and author of the famous book “Chariots of the Gods,” Erich von Däniken devoted a chapter to the “Minoan Hypothesis.” This theory, derived from Plato’s descriptions of Atlantis, which were later associated with the destruction of Thera (Santorini), has been hotly debated for decades now.
On the island of Crete many mysteries wait patiently their discovery. One place that comes to mind when I think of misunderstood Minoan Crete is the site of Monastiraki, what was probably a palace overlooking the Amari Valley, south east of Rethymno.
According to the Airport Manager at Heraklion’s Nikos Kazantzakis Airport passenger traffic was up almost 12 percent for 2016 year on year. One of the world’s most popular island paradises, Crete is well known for its friendly inhabitants and vacation bargains.