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In the glorious numerous galaxy of the Greek islands, Crete is the largest and most tourist, one of the largest in the Mediterranean. Three seas wash it: Cretan, Libyan and Ionian. The capital of the island is Heraklion. Crete is the south of Europe, its satellite island of Gavdos is considered the southernmost point of this part of the world.
The first settlements appeared on Crete 13 thousand years ago. In the II-I millennia BC the island was experiencing the heyday of Minoan civilization. For the territory of Crete, the Byzantines and Muslims competed with each other several times. In the XVIII-XIX centuries, the island was shaken by war and rebellion: the people of Crete demanded reunion with Greece. At the end of the 19th century, as a result of the Cretan revolt on the island, the Cretan state was proclaimed, and the long-awaited reunion (enosis) occurred only in 1913. Continue reading
Kos lies in the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Dodecanese archipelago, is one of the largest and most populated in this group. In the northwest, it adjoins the islands of Kalymnos and Pserimos, in the southeast – with the Turkish resort of Bodrum. The larger neighbors of Kos in the archipelago are the islands of Rhodes and Karpathos.
Nature gave the island forests, fertile lands, thermal springs and a wonderful climate. In addition to tourism, agriculture is developing on the island. The main city of the island is also called Kos.
According to one legend, the ship of Heracles, returning from the Trojan War, was nailed to the island of Kos. Hera did not want a safe return of the illegitimate son of Zeus, so she sent a storm, built other intrigues, and was ultimately punished by a thunderous spouse. Hercules, however, recouped on the inhabitants of the island, who took the ship for a pirate ship and rendered it a very awkward reception. Continue reading
A region of Central Greece located in the southeast of the Balkan Peninsula and washed by the waters of the Aegean Sea. Three bays approach the shores of this peninsula – the Euboean, Saronic and Petalian. A significant part of the peninsula is covered with low mountains of limestone and marble. The mountains are covered with coniferous forests.
Attica is the historical region of Greece, on its territory are the capital of Athens, the legendary city of Marathon, the city of Eleusis, in which the inhabitants worshiped Demeter, the port of Piraeus. Continue reading