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Chania is the oldest, non-stop inhabited city in Europe

Chania is the oldest, non-stop inhabited city in Europe

Archaeologists came to this conclusion as the collected evidence which prove that the region of Cydonia, located on the hill of Kastelli is a town populated by 3.500 BC until today.

According to the archaeologist Mrs K. Tzanakakis, who is a member of the research team,"Knossos is more important than Cydonia but it stopped being inhabited. Chania, also known as "Kydonies" was inhabited even throughout the Saracen period. We are trying to prove that it is the only European city inhabited continuously and uninterruptedly from 3.500 BC until today.

Chania as a city underwent two major disasters throughout its history. The first took place in 1.450 BC and the second one occurred in 350 BC, after a mighty earthquake stroke.

It might have changed forms as a city from times to times, but it was one of the few in Europe that remained occupied continually."





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