Explore Crete Island, Ancient History, and more!

Ephesus, Turkey  The roof of the Library of Celsus has collapsed, but its large façade is still intact.

Ephesus, an Ancient Greek city, later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor. We will stroll past the Celsus library, the Temple Of Hadrian and the Trajan Fountain in the Ancient Ephesus.

Greece Travel Inspiration - Lion Gateway at Mycenae, Mycenaean, Late Bronze Age (1600 - 1100 BC), 1250 BC ---- Schliemann went to troy and found the lost city he read about in Homer's epics - dug over 1,000 years too deep, but got the treasure - then he went to Mycenae - Heads of lions missing.  Nobody thought to dig there, knowing it was part of Homeric poems - Schliemann excavated.

“I Have Looked Upon the Face of Agamemnon…”

Rome, Italy (Walter Bibikow)

Image detail for -St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy Photographic Print by Walter Bibikow .

Knossos Palace (Built Around 1900 BC, Crete) My husband and I spent Christmas here one year. Beautiful and romantic Crete.

Arthur Evans reconstruction of the Nouth Propylaeum Knossos Minoan archaeological site, Crete

Crete, Knossos Palace

This is Knossos Palace, kind of the start of the Minoan civilization.