Candia (Crete)

On April 25, 1431, Pietro Querini and his crew set sail from the port of Candia the present Heraklion to reach Flanders to trade valuable goods.

From Pietro Querini’s diary (P.Nelli, 2007): on April 25 I left Candia to embark on that journey that would prove bitter and full of misfortunes. My state of mind was, as anyone can imagine, sad for the loss of my son, and full of grief, almost as if it were a premonition of the many and unbearable misfortunes that were to come.

Crete Today:

Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, enchants visitors with its rich history, breathtaking beaches, and vibrant culture. Located in the Aegean Sea, Crete boasts a cultural heritage dating back thousands of years, with evidence of Minoan, Greek, Roman and Byzantine civilizations scattered throughout its territory. Its capital, Heraklion, is famous for the palace of Knossos, a legendary center of Minoan civilization, while cities such as Chania and Rethymno offer fascinating mazes of medieval alleyways and picturesque harbors.

With its wild mountains, deep gorges, and traditional villages nestled among the hills, Crete also offers visitors the opportunity to explore its unspoiled wilderness.

With delicious cuisine, warm hospitality, and a unique atmosphere, Crete is a destination that captivates and captivates anyone who visits.

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