About Archaeology in Hania

According to historical research there is evidence to suggest that humans settled in Crete as early as 128,000 BC. With the island’s long history of conquerors and fighting come many interesting archaeological sites. In the region of Hania one may stumble across anything from the remains of tiny stone churches (some of which were erected by the Cretans as places of ‘secret’ worship while they were occupied) to significant monasteries, Byzantine churches and even remains of the ancient Minoan civilization which existed on Crete from approximately the 27th century BC to the 15th century BC.

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