The short history of Crete

The short history of Crete

The history of the Island of Crete is full of battles for freedom against the Venetians, Turks and Germans. Crete is the place where the Minoan civilization flourished and it is believed that the Minoans were the first that have contributed to the creation of the classical Greece. We would like to present you the short history of Crete that has eleven main periods: the Minoan period, the Subminoan, Geometric and Arhaic period, the Classical, Greek and Roman period, the Byzantine Period, t... [ read more ]

The stormy past of Corfu Island until the twentieth century

The stormy past of Corfu Island until the twentieth century

Corfu is the second biggest Ionian Island and until the 20th century was a famous tourist destination of the European royals and elite. Due to the geographical position of the island Romans, Venetians, French and British became leaders of the island over the centuries. Castles and monuments that can be found today on the island are testament of the many cultures and civilizations that have lived here since ancient times until today. We would like to present the stormy past of Co... [ read more ]

Corfu of the ancient times

Corfu of the ancient times

Corfu has been linked to Greek history from the beginning of Greek mythology. The history of the island is full of battles and conquests because of its position in a historical vortex. This lasted until the modern era, when Greece was united in 1864 and the history of the island became one with the history of the whole Greek continent. We would like to present you the Corfu of the ancient times, telling the story of the island according to Greek mythology and shortly describing the prehistor... [ read more ]