After migrating thousands of years earlier from Anatolia, the Minoan civilization
appears to have formed first on Crete about 5,000 years ago, but shared time and space with the Mycenaeans on the mainland during the Bronze Age before disappearing about 3,000 years ago.
Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 11, 2013 --(PR.com)-- At the place that gave birth to the unique Minoan Civilization
, the “Cretan Thematic Park” offers guests the opportunity to get an insight assisted by modern technology and two dance theatre performances, while they enjoy Minoan flavors offered by Cretan products.
A lagoon-filled crater was formed, while the resulting tidal wave is said to have destroyed Crete's great Minoan civilization
. Under cover A guided tour of the must-see ruins at Akrotiri, known as the Pompeii of Greece, is recommended to make the most of its remarkable history.
Set during the final days of Minoan civilization
, Barrett's seamless combination of ancient myth and historical fiction makes for a fascinating read.
Crete has legends of its own; Heraklion has sights such as Knossos, Phaistos, archeological museums displaying the intriguing artifacts of Minoan civilization
; and like Athens and other cities, Heraklion stands as a city break possibility, for its cuisine, its traditional and modern market, historical city centre and its own impressive collection of five- and four-star hotels.
The gigantic explosion led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization
of nearby Crete and sent a layer of dust into the atmosphere whose traces can be found around the Earth.
About 3600 years ago, the catastrophic eruption of Santorini destroyed the Minoan civilization
and wreaked havoc across the eastern Mediterranean region.
The Minoan civilization
evolved some 4,000 years ago.
Geologists say an early blast created a tsunami that washed over Crete 96 kilometers (60 miles) away, wiped out Minoan civilization
and reshaped this landscape.