Cretan State #53 (1900)

The Cretan State (Κρητική Πολιτεία — Kritiki Politia — in Greek or كريد دولتى‎ — Girit Devleti — in Ottoman Turkish) was established in 1898, following the intervention by the Great Powers (Britain, France, Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Russia) on the island of Crete. In 1897, an insurrection in Crete led the Ottoman Empire to declare war on Greece, which led Great Britain, France, Italy and Russia to … Continue reading Cretan State #53 (1900)

Austrian Offices in Crete #12 (1907)

Austrian Offices in Crete #12 (1907)

Crete (Κρήτη in Greek) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. The capital and the largest city is Heraklion.  The island forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music). It was … Continue reading Austrian Offices in Crete #12 (1907)