Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is located in the southeast of the Mediterranean.
Cretan history begins in 6000 BC when the island was first inhabited. The most famous period is the Bronze Age (-2600-1100 BC), the era of Minoan civilization. During this period the Cretans colonized the Cyclades and in Crete the palaces of Knossos, Phaistos and Zakros were built.
While at the same time the Egyptians feared the "Extreme Blue", as they called the sea, Minoan ships traveled and traded with all the peoples of the Mediterranean. The cultural influence of the various nations with which it came into contact resulted in the development of Minoan civilization, which we still admire today and is the Europe of the first high-level civilization. The museums and archaeological sites in Crete are many and important. Here you will admire the works of art and the archaeological finds from the Minoan culture, as well as the later historical periods of Crete.