Category: crete-history

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Kazantzakis – the grave

Nicos Kazantzakis was probably the greatest author to be born on the island of Crete. His books included Zorba the Greek to Freedom or Death. His book, The Last Temptation, was banned by the...

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Old Pictures of Crete

I was asked recently by someone to post some of my old pictures of Crete. Well, this meant digging them out if I could, and I have lost most of them over the years....

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The Magical Messara Plain

In the whole of the island of Crete, one area that is still magical today as well as being vitally important to the history of Crete is the Messara Plain. The  Messara is in...

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The Island With A Hundred Cities

After the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the foundation of the new Greek Kingdoms, mostly in the east, the island of Crete rose in importance. Hellenistic Greece was a real...