What fills the relieving triangle of the Lion Gate at Mycenae?

In the case of the Lion Gate, the relieving triangle has been filled with a relief sculpture. The gate itself and the walls to either side (which are almost 20 feet thick) are constructed of dressed stone layed in regular courses. This is called ashlar masonry.

What are the two possible reasons why Minoan civilization collapsed?

The Fall of the Minoan Civilisation

  • Volcanic explosion.
  • Tsunami destruction.
  • Cycle of disaster.
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What caused the Minoan decline?

Evidence suggests that the Minoans disappeared so suddenly because of the massive volcanic eruption in the Santorini Islands. ... We know now that the Santorini eruption and the collapse of the volcanic cone into the sea caused tsunamis which devastated the coasts of Crete and other Minoan coastal towns.

Is Crete Greek or Turkish?

Crete (Greek: Κρήτη, Modern: Kríti, Ancient: Krḗtē, [krέːtεː]) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus and Corsica.

Is Crete better than Santorini?

Crete has better beaches but they're spread out and it takes a fair bit of effort to see the best beaches. Santorini is small and it's easy to get around to all the popular beaches. Crete has more small traditional (non-touristy) villages. Santorini is more romantic and better suited to a honeymoon.

What did Crete used to be called?

Crete (Κρήτη): The current name is attributed to one Kouretes who reigned and was called Kritas. According to another option, the name was taken after Crete, the daughter of one of the Kouretes, who married Ammon Zeus, who came from Libya and established a new kingdom.

Is Crete worth going to?

From cities like Chania with its colorful old town to charming coastal towns and villages like Agia Galini and Agios Nikolaos, Crete proves it's worth visiting even if you're not looking for a typical sunny vacation.

Which Greek island is cheapest?

The Most Affordable Greek Islands to Visit This Year

  • Agistri. Very close to Athens, Agistri is a very affordable option for an island holiday. ...
  • Kythnos. Kythnos, a stunning little island in the Cyclades, seduces visitors with more than 70 beaches – the beautiful Kolona Beach is a must-see. ...
  • Lefkada. ...
  • Ikaria. ...
  • Astypalaia. ...
  • Hydra. ...
  • Sifnos. ...
  • Tinos.

What is the best area in Crete to stay?

Chania

Is Chania or Heraklion nicer?

charming city streets. Both cities have pretty corners, but Chania is more consistently pretty than Heraklion is. I know where to find the pretty spots in Heraklion, but in Chania, the town is gorgeous pretty much no matter where you are. If you want to spend hours wandering around a charming city, pick Chania.

Which is better Chania or Rethymnon?

Chania is considered the most beautiful of the cities of Crete (some think it is the most beautiful in Greece) and much larger than Rethymnon. Both have beautiful harbours; Rethymnon's harbour is smaller with a more intimate feel; both have good restaurants.

Why is Crete so expensive?

Unlike some smaller Greek Islands and mainland Greece, Crete grows most of its own food and indeed exports many fruits, vegetables, wine and olive oil to other areas of Greece and abroad. Locally grown and produced food is cheap in Crete. This positively impacts on prices in tavernas, restaurants and hotels.

What part of Crete has the best beaches?

Chania