Start your travel journey from about 2600 BCE and learn about the roots of Ancient Greece and the Minoan civilisation
then fast forward to the Trojan wars and the deadly wooden horse; explore the Classical Age and its dozens of city-states followed by the birth of Democracy in Athens.
WHERE in the Mediterranean did the Minoan civilisation
Climate change may seem an abstract idea, far less real than a coughing fit on a polluted London road, but its impacts on our economy and way of life could be as devastating as the impact of a volcanic eruption on the Minoan civilisation
- it didn't end well.
It is surprising, for example, to discover that Arthur Evans, the celebrated archaeologist and scholar of Minoan civilisation
was also, in between excavation campaigns at Knossos, an active buyer of paintings in the antique shops of Athens.
Crete was once the centre of the Minoan civilisation
(c2700-1420BC), which is regarded as the earliest recorded civilisation in Europe.
But if you're feeling adventurous, learn about Crete's rich history when it was the centre of the Minoan civilisation
on a tour of the ruins of the Palace of Knossos, outside the city of Heraklion, once the capital.
The island's history - from the Minoan civilisation
of 2000BC onwards - is remarkable.
This week the subject is the end of the Minoan civilisation
. The Minoans are believed to have inspired Plato's story about the end of Atlantis.
This approach, argues Molloy, leads to a deeper understanding of war in the Minoan civilisation
: "When we consider war as a normative process that had cross-references and correlates in other social practices, we can begin to see warriors and warriorhood permeating the social fabric of Cretan societies at a systematic level.
As the central part of Strongili collapsed into the ocean, seawater rushed into the newly formed "caldera" creating a huge tsunami, which overwhelmed Crete and destroyed the Minoan civilisation