The Minoans | Letters from Athens


The last time I visited Knossos, it was a school cruise in, I think, 1973. Since moving here, I’ve not been. This has to be rectified but in the meantime, here’s a lovely post from my blogger friend, M.L.Kappa, describing her visit accompanied by her grandchildren.

On the island of Crete, which lies nearer to the coast of Africa than to the Greek mainland, a brilliant civilization flourished from approximately 3650 to 1400 BCE. It was rediscovered at the begi…

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14 thoughts on “The Minoans | Letters from Athens

  1. A nicely illustrated tale of an excellent trip back in time on the island of Crete. When I visited Knossos, it was unbearably hot (40+ degrees) and I recall how much cooler it felt inside the rooms.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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      1. Hi Sarah! Yes, my relatives are from Heraklion. My papaou grew up there. My yiayia was actually from Ishmar but came to Crete as a young child. I adored Crete! We went to the other usual spots in Greece as well. Fortunately my mom was with us and she speaks fluently.

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