Were the Minoans the people Plato referred to as Atlanteans? What really happened to this bright Bronze Age civilization?
New findings on Santorini may shed light on the Thera tsunami many experts believe signalled the beginning of the end of Minoan Civilization.
Beyond the science, the religion and the spirit of the Minoans speak of an unimaginable Utopia lost, and the fate of the Minoans.
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, […]
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.
“It’s spectacular,” someone exclaims somewhere in the distance, and I am lost for words. Spectacular doesn’t even begin to describe what I see. The magic of Apano Meria rendered me silent, and all I can do is stare at that unbelievable sky as it touches the Aegean at the horizon with fiery reds and purples […]
Reports on a magma pool building beneath the Greek Island of Santorini have brought on mixed, even confusing opinions about what is going on at the popular tourist destination. Unquestionably, the magma buildup reported by scientist earlier in the year is valid, but are local authorities leveling with potential tourists?
Seven years after the roof of Santorini’s Akrotiri archaeological site fell, killing a British tourist, the Bronze Age wonder has reopened to the public. This prehistoric town, called by many the “Pompeii of the Aegean”, was for centuries buried beneath tons of volcanic ash. On Wednesday, visitors were once again allowed in to see one of the world’s lost wonders.