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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.


February 16, 2019
We're travelling to Crete later this year, and this has made me excited to get there.