25 pages about "culture"

10 Ancient Sites

Cretan history goes back to Neolithic times, and very significantly the Minoans of the Bronze Age. they were followed by ancient Greeks and then the Romans. The island is littered with ancient sites, cities, towns and shrines. Often identified only…

10 Archaeological Museums

Crete has so much history, it needs a lot of museums to house it! No matter where you are staying, how can you not take a couple of hours and discover for yourself something that was forgotten and believed to…

10 Castles

Although the Minoans didn’t build castles, the Romans, Venetians, and Ottomans made up for it. Being in such an important trading and maritime location in the Mediterranean, Crete has had more than its fair share of piracy and invasion, the…

10 Churches & Monasteries

Crete is of course strictly Orthodox Christian and consequently has many fine churches, monasteries, chapels and shrines dotted all over the island. There are not many places where you are not within a few thousand meters of a fabulous chapel…

10 Folklore Museums

Folklore museums feature collections of Cretan culture, a living history rather than the ancient, dusty one of the archaeological museums. Lychonostatis Historical & Folklore Museum, Rethymno Paleochora Cretan Ethnology, Vori Papa Michalis Georgoulakis, Asomatos Agios Nikolaos Arolithis Agricultural History Cretan…

10 Things To Do

Top Things To Do Ancient Sites Archaeological Museums Beaches Boat Trips Castles Churches and Monastries Folklore Museums

Atheati Poli Festival 2015

An unusual festival, now in its third year re-connecting the people, history and community of ancient Heraklion city. The Venetians built the massive defensive fortification walls that still surround Heraklion but their upper levels have been forgotten and fallen into…