Category: 08. Persons

Dominikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco)

Dominikos Theotokopoulos was born in 1541 either in Fodele, a small village near Heraklion city or in Heraklion, which was by that time called Chandax. His life remains obscure for historians. Thetokopoulos lived and worked mostly in Spain, where he becam

Eleftherios Venizelos

Eleftherios Venizelos was a gifted personage who was born in Crete (August 23, 1864 – Martz 18, 1936, Paris) and lived in turbulent times. He is considered one of the most important Cretans. His life and his work are still under research by the historians

Nikos Kazantzakis

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Heraklion in 1883. He grew up in an atmosphere of revolution as Crete was still under Turkish occupation. At the age of six he became a refugee when his family moved to Piraeus for six months because of the revolution of 1889

Nikos Xilouris

Nikos Xilouris was born on July 7, 1936 in Anogia village. He was 5 years old when his village was burnt by the Nazi forces and the locals were transferred as refugees in Mylopotamos. They returned in Anogia after Greece was liberated.

Vitsentzos Kornaros

Vitsentzos Kornaros was a Cretan Greek poet who lived in Sitia and Heraklion in the 17th century and died on 1677. There is no match information about him. His most important work is the romantic epic poem "Erotokritos", one of the most significant sample