The Minoan civilization ran from 3500 BC, It represents the first advanced civilization in Europe, leaving behind a number of massive building complexes, sophisticated art, and writing systems, it is definitely worth visiting the Knossos complex  and Heraklion archeological museum.

With a history of 5000 years , any attempt to summarize this culture is futile. Others have tried !

Ladies in Blue 1600 BC
"Ladies in Blue" 1600 BC
" Double Axe" 1700 BC
"Double Axe" 1700 BC