In 1200 B.C., on this day the Minoan invasion of the Peloponnese gained unstoppable momentum with the fall of the Mycenaean port city of Lefkandi.
Fall of LefkandiDuring the eight centuries since their migration from the Balkans, the insular Mycenaean civilization had grown up from a series of hillside villages to fortified city-states.
Meanwhile, the Minoans had nurtured a more expansive, outward-looking model. Small states had grown rich as a result of trading and their development was driven by superb craftsmen and sailors.
The future was theirs, and the great civilization that emerged face Eastwards, placing the Peloponnese at the epicentre of Middle World.