Venetian Crete

Venetian CreteThe people’s Republic of St.Marcus own/occupy Crete from the 13. century until the 17. century when the winged lion of St. Marcus submitted to the lion of the Sultan!

The Venetian element prevails through all of the island of Crete..a pearl of architecture and culture as this island connected three continents Africa, Asia and Europe!

The island experienced from piracy to revolutions to the Italian Renaissance.