Prince Charles and Camilla visit Crete on last leg of official visit

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Knossos Archaeological site yesterday on the last day of their visit to Greece. In Knossos, Professor John Bennet, director of the British School at Athens, gave them a tour of the area.

Charles made his way around the site while learning about the research the British School at Athens has done at Knossos and taking part in a ‘Cooking Like Minoans‘ event.

Later, the Royal couple met refugees benefitting from pioneering EU – funded accommodation programmes run by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency before  UNHCR Representative in Greece Philippe Leclerc and HDA Refugee Project Director Dimitra Kampeli briefed the Prince on the accommodation programme, which has benefitted   more than 45,000 refugees and asylum seekers across Greece since it was launched by UNHCR in early 2016. More than 800 people have benefitted from the programme in Crete, where there are 150 apartments in Heraklion, Chania and Sitia

The Prince then visited the village of Archanes, where they visited stalls displaying local initiatives, Cretan crafts and produce and visited the Lyrarakis Winery where they sampled Cretan wines., before joining the festivities.