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Exploring Crete—Realm of Ancient Minoans

Lecture no. 13 from the course: The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul

Exploring Crete—Realm of Ancient Minoans

Taught by Professor John R. Hale | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses

On this greatest of Aegean islands, you encounter the very origins of European civilization. Here, take three memorable excursions: first, to the elaborate Minoan palace of Malia, then to Gortyn, Roman capital of Crete—which boasts Europe's first written law code—and finally, to Crete's Venetian capital and the massive Samaria Gorge.