Ancient Greece

(1100 BCE-146 BCE/69BCE)

The period of Ancient Greece is introduced by the so-called Greek Dark Ages. This period is followed by the Archaic, Classic and Hellenistic Periods. Usually historians set the Hellenistic Period to end in 146 BCE with the annexation of the Greek peninsula and islands by Rome. But since Crete was not incorporated into the Roman Empire until 68 BCE we have indicated this also as a separating date.

Gortyn (Gortys, Gortyna, Γόρτυν) archaeological site. The most significant city on Crete during the Hellenistic era.


Life on Crete in the period


Sights from the period in modern Crete


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