40 Images of Greece That’ll Make You Want to Go NOW, including photos from Athens, Aegina, Crete, Dokos, Mykonos, Poros, Rhodes, Santorini & Spetses.
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Crete is the largest and most populated Greek Island, with around 625,000 residents. Archaeological evidence suggests that humans (or pre-human hominids) may have reached the island 130,000 years ago, but we know for certain that modern humans have lived there for 10,000-12,000 years.
Crete was the heart of the Minoan civilization, which lasted from 2700 to 1420 BC and is considered the earliest recorded civilization in all of Europe. The Minoans are known for their monumental palaces, the most famous of which can be found at the Bronze Age archaeological site of Knossos, the ceremonial and political center of Minoan culture.
Originally uncovered by Minos Kalokairinos in 1878, the palace was excavated by Sir Arthur Evans in the early 20th century, and is still being investigated by the British School of Archaeology today.