The Third Hellenic Republic

(1974–)

Tourism has become the main source of income on Crete over the last 30 years. (Creative commons: Aegean Sky Hotel, Malia, Crete)

"The island has faced up to invaders throughout its history, but the tourist invasion presents it with a new dilemma: to submerge its traditional ways in the pursuit of ever greater numbers or to try to raise the quality of development and at the same time preserve Cretes unique character.[...] How the island tackles this challenge will significantly determine the economic and social future as Crete enters the new millennium."
From: John Fisher & Geoff Garvey: The Rough Guide to Crete, 2001, p. 395.

Life on Crete in the period

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Sights from the period in modern Crete

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