Crete (Greek: Κρήτη) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own dialect, poetry, and music). Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), the first civilization in Europe and the first European country with a palace (at Knossos).
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God of War: Ghost of Sparta
After Kratos was blown out of the Methana Volcano, he crashed in the island of Crete. There he witnessed the destruction of Atlantis and made his way through the broken island. Upon entering the temple of Athena, he spoke with her through a statue of the goddess, only to be angered with her reply. While traversing through destroyed areas of Heraklion, which was highly affected by the eruption; Kratos eventually found the Key of Crete, and used it to open various gates and continue onwards. Kratos managed to opened one of the gates, which led him to the Mounts of Aroania and out of Crete.
- Crete was once the home of the tyrant King Minos, and where Daedalus had built the Labyrinth which was home to the Minotaur.