An earthquake in 365 A.D. destroyed every city in Crete. It was the telltale echo of a much more devastating event nearly 2,000 years before.
The Best Crete Beaches: Kommos on the Gulf of Mesara
One of our favorite places on Crete is the area around amazing Kommos Beach (or Komos) where few tourists visit.
The Latest Stunning Hashtag #creteisland Instagram Shares
This week the best Instagram shares from Crete include not just locals, Crete businesses, but visitors to the paradise island as well.
Crete’s Stunning New Archaeological Museum of Mesara Opens
Crete’s Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis and other officials open the new Archaeological Museum of Mesara.
Last Battle of the Minoans: Crete’s Bid for UNESCO Recognition
A pitched battle is being waged over the inclusion of ancient Minoan palaces as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Leaders Aim to Preserve and Share Crete’s Kommos Palatial Site
Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Gulf of Messara in south-central Crete, the Minoan settlement of Kommos may reveal amazing secrets from the Bronze Age. However, as fabulous such new discoveries may be, the intersection of modern touristic products and the island’s heritage are brought into sharp focus today. With untold Minoan Civilization discoveries still unearthed, Crete’s beaches and other touristic offerings represent a real crisis dynamic and a public dilemma. The good news is, a new preservation and public access initiative by Heraklion parliamentarian Nikos Igoumenidis and Greece’s Minister of Culture Lydia Koniordou may pave the way to remedying these cultural points of pain.