CRETE

Anavi S.

The Island of Crete

Crete is located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the largest Greek island. The capital of Crete is Knossos. Greece would send ships back and forth from Crete and the mainland. Also, it is 160 miles long.

In ancient Crete there was a civilization called the Minoans. Somewhere near 1700 BCE an earthquake hit Crete. Then, around 200 years later a volcano erupted near Crete. The eruption was followed by tidal waves. The whole entire Minoan civilization had disappeared. Many people think that the Minoan civilization ended because there was a war. Crete had martial arts in almost everything thing so they were challenged a lot.