The Sissi Archaeological Project moves forward in 2021 unearthing the secrets of the Minoans.
Excavating Minoan Ritual and Myth to Discover a Sustainable Future
The shift away from nature began when ancient society departed from the refined feminine dominated civilizations. There must be a way back…
Heraklion MP Nikos Igoumenidis Reexamines Knossos UNESCO Bid
Heraklion MP Nikos Igoumenidis pursues definate answers from Culture Minnister Mendoni on the Knossos UNESCO candidacy.
Region of Crete and “Diazoma” To Cooperate for Upgrading Minoan Palaces
The Region of Crete and the association “Diazoma” have just signed a memorandum of cooperation for promoting and upgrading the Minoan Palaces.
Riddle of the Throne of Knossos: A Codec for Good and Evil
What you are about to read will hopefully shed new light on Knossos and those ancient inhabitants of Crete known as the Minoans.
Cities on Volcanoes 11 Conference Comes to Heraklion May 2020
Coming up May 23rd through 27th of 2020, the Cities on Volcanoes 11 brings the world’s top volcanologists to Greece for the first time. The conferences and workshops of “Volcanoes and Society: environment, health, and hazards” will welcome many of the world’s foremost experts to Heraklion, Crete. Organized by the International Association of Volcanology Cities, […]
Crete’s Sacred Caves – Part I
The legends and spiritual wonders of Crete may never be fully uncovered. Then again, when local peasants in 1883 discovered ancient votive objects in the now famous Dictaean Cave no modern archaeologist had a clue of Crete’s hidden treasures.
John Pendlebury: The Legendary “Cretan Lawrence”
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.
The Mystery of Monastiraki: A Search for the Most Sacred
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.
Prayer of Yidini: Echoes of Karfi
A story from ancient Karfi, a story of how the last Minoans may have lived and believed. Karfi was the last stronghold of a magnificent culture destroyed by the gods.