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  The area has been inhabited since pre-historic times till today without intermission.
3000 - 2800 BC Archaeological artifacts prove the existence of ancient Kydonia.
2800 - 1150 BC. Minoan civilisation. Ancient Kydonia is one of the most powerful cities of Greece.
1st millenium AD. Kydonia prevails until the 7th century AD.
823 - 961 AD Occupation by the Arabs.
961 - 1252 AD Byzantine period.
1252 - 1645 AD Occupation by the Venetians.
1645 - 1897 AD Occupation by the Turks.
           1898 AD Unification of Crete with Greece.
(Text: Dr. Anastasia Kalpaki-Georgoulaki)
This text is cited December 2003 from the Chania Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet.(2002)

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