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.
Entering the site at Knossos for the first time, I was immediately captivated by an unexpected experience. The 70s-ish architecture in the welcome area outside the palace, these too spoke to me from a special place. Knossos, you see, it’s one of those sites one cannot forget, but for mysterious reasons. Let me show you a bit of one of Greece and Crete’s most underestimated treasures, the lost and found Palace of the Minoan civilization.
Argo Travel News had a chance recently to connect with kayak adventurer Dana Paskiewicz (left), Marketing Director of The Northwest Passage, an adventure travel company that aimed at travel from the North Pole to warm southern waters and beyond.