Cretan history dates back to 6000 BC, when Crete was first inhabited. The most famous period is Copper Epoxis (2600-1100п.x), which is known as Minoan Civilization. During this period, the palaces of Knossos, Phaistos, Malia and Zakros were built. While at the same time the Egyptians feared the "Extreme Blue", as they called the sea, Minoan ships traveled and traded with all the peoples of the Mediterranean. The cultural influence of the various nations with which they came into contact resulted in the development of Minoan civilization, which we still admire today and is Europe's first high-level civilisation.