The Historical and Folklore Museum of Therisos
The museum was set up in 1985 and is housed in the building which was used as military headquarters by Eleftherios Venizelos and his co-fighters during the Therisos revolution.
The Ancient Fort of Itzedin
The Byzantine Empire was followed by the Turkish rule which became all the more crushingly felt as a result of the imposing presence of the Koule in the northern edge of the hill which is positioned above the fort of Itzedin.
The Ancient City of Polyrhenia
West of Chania and south of Kissamos is where the ancient Polyrhenia, another ancient city of Crete, founded at an impressive location, dominates above the plain and the gulf of Kissamos.
The Secrets of Ancient Phalasarna (Falasarna)
For most people Phalasarna is one of the best beaches in Crete – and nothing more. And yet, right there on the core of the Gramvousa peninsula, the ruins of ancient Phalasarna reveal a secret millennia-old world.
The Ancient City of Aptera
East of the city of Chania, near the village of Megala Chorafia is where ancient Aptera is perched.
It was founded in the 7th century BC in a prominent position where it towers above the gulf of Souda and the plain of Armeni, having at its south the huge bulk of the White Mountains as an impressive setting.
The Kourites and the origin of dancing
According to mythology the Greek name for Crete - Kriti is derived from the name of its first inhabitants, the Kourites who lived on the top of Mount Psiloritis.
They were seven armed but good-tempered giant half-gods, who invented agriculture and became curators using dance and herbs.
Knossos and the Minoan Myths
The central character in Cretan Mythology is Minos, king of Knossos, son of Zeus and the Phoenician nymph Europa.
Minos had two brothers, Sarpedon and Rhadamanthys.
After Zeus left her, Europa married Asterius, the king of Crete, who was succeeded by Minos.
Perennial enigmas waiting for their solution
Ancient scripts abound in the world. They present an incredible challenge that excites human imagination over ancient civilizations and the mysteries they incorporate.
Crete and prefectures