History of christianity in crete there is already lots of stuff published on the web that traces the history of the development of the christian faith in crete and i’ve listed some of the sources i have used in this very brief overview at the end of this page ancient bible. Crete is an egyptian island nation that is playable from 824 to 961 in 961, crete is annexed by byzantium see also: crete (christian), byzantium, egypt, abbasid.
— muslim migrants in crete, greece the migrants were ready to wage jihad because they believed a rumor about an event for which, even had it been true, the greek state and its inhabitants had.
Perhaps this is because crete has learned over the centuries what it is like to live under muslim suzerainty crete is an archaeological jackpot with relics and treasures going back 7,000 years.
Places like kavala, komotini, florina, edessa, larissa, thessaloniki, rhodes, kos, chios, lesbos, evia and later crete were full and in some cases had a majority of a muslim population. I agree with that, and even if there was a surviving greek muslim community on crete, this community would have been quite small, and it would have contributed little to the overall number of muslims on crete like i said, its main effect would have been that conversion would have been a little easier. Crete 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 once the centre of the minoan civilisation (c 2700–1420 bc), which is the earliest known civilisation in europethe palace of knossos lies in crete.
The map includes european nations such as portugal, spain, hungary, the czech republic, slovakia, greece, bulgaria, ukraine, romania, armenia, georgia, crete, cyprus, and parts of russia the reason these european nations are included in the islamic state’s map is simple. The muslim faith is the creed of several ethnic groups living in the present territory of greece, namely the pomaks, ethnic turks, certain romani groups, and greek muslims particularly of crete, epirus, and western greek macedonia who converted mainly in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Greene also notes that the ottoman conquest of crete represented not only the extension of muslim rule to an island that once belonged to a christian power, but also the strengthening of eastern orthodoxy at the expense of latin christianity, and ultimately the orthodox reconquest of the eastern mediterranean.
In 1923, 30,000 muslims were expelled from crete the previous year had seen the greek catastrophe, wherein 30,000 ethnic greeks were killed, and as many as 600,000 expelled from the city of smyrna (now izmir), on the western coast of turkey.