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Santorini’s Prehistoric Therasia Settlement Produces New Finds

The prehistoric settlement of Therasia, the second largest volcanic island off Santorini, has produced new archaeological finds, according to the Greek Culture Ministry.

Study Aims to Pin Down Exact Date of Santorini Volcano Eruption Using Trees

A new study, measuring the radiocarbon stored in tree rings, aims to offer fresh insight into the exact date of the Santorini volcano eruption.

Greek Culture Minister Visits Crete, Discusses Projects, Funding

Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou met with Crete governor Stavros Arnaoutakis to discuss issues related the region's archaeological sites and ways to secure funding.

Zominthos Excavation on Crete Reveals New Minoan Finds

The latest excavations at the site of Zominthos on Crete’s Mount Psiloritis have brought to light two new entrances and a staircase in the Minoan-era palace.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum Honored with EMYA Special Commendation

The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion on Crete was recently honored with a Special Commendation at the annual European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA).

GNTO Promotes Greece Across the Globe, Now on Travel Channel

US explorer Josh Gates adds Greece to his long list of adventures with his TV series “Expedition Unknown” set to feature the Minoan Civilization and the secrets of its demise on the Travel Channel this coming fall.

Linguist Sheds Light on the Mystery of Crete’s Phaistos Disc

A linguist may have unveiled the mystery behind the famed Phaistos Disc, a 15cm fired clay tablet uncovered in 1908 in the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age.