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The Minoan civilization started its final decline after 1300 B.C. following new earthquakes and fires on the island. The next wave of settlers, the Dorian Greeks, destroyed Mycenae on the mainland and invaded Crete about 1100 B.C. They established an aristocratic form of rule. The famous Law Code of Gortyn, indicates the absolute authority of the rulers in all aspects of life.

Powerful cities like Praisos (in Lassithi), blended gradually Minoan and mainland Greek culture. Praisos maintained its own language (not deciphered yet) and remained powerful until the third century B. C.

The Greek city-states, such as LatoGortynPraisosItanos, Kydonia, Aptera and Knossos, were in constant strife among themselves, and civil wars raged continuously across the island. However, when a foreign enemy made advances, the island's people stood united. Despite this unity, the island fell to the Romans in 69 B.C.

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1 Ancienne Lissos
2 Ancienne Cité de Falasarna
3 Ancien Kommos
4 Plage & Grottes
5 Ancienne Ville d'Olous
6 Primaire Période Byzantine Basilique
7 Grottes de Dikteon
8 Gréco-Romain Ruines
9 Sanctuaire du Sommet
10 Ancien Driros
11 Grotte de Trapeza
12 Acropole
13 Temple d'Apollo Pythios
14 Eglise d'Agios Ioasaf
15 Eglise de la Panagia Spiliotisa
16 Anciennes Ruines Grecques
17 Temple d'Asklipios
18 Grotte
19 Grotte d'Ideon Andron
20 Historique Itanos
21 Ancienne Cité de Pressos
22 Ancienne Ville de Lato
23 Ancienne Cité Grecque
24 Ancienne Yrtakina
25 Ancienne Ville de Sivritos
26 Ancienne Ville de Lyttos
27 Ville Ancienne de Rizinia
28 Village d'Argiroupolis
29 Odéon et Code de la Loi
30 Pont Hellénistique
31 Eglises du Monastère de Toplou
32 Menies (Diktinna)
33 Acropole