Greece In Transition
 

Just as many European nations struggled with their political identity in the aftermath of World War II, Greece began to experience internal conflict with the power vacuum created by the withdraw of German-Italian troops in 1943. The internal conflict errupted into a full-scale civil war that lasted from 1946 mto 1949, pitting the Greek Communist Party (backed by Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania) against the Greek govermental army and the Democratic Army of Greece (with the backing of the United States and England).

Despite Greece's rise on the geopolitical and economic stage since that time, with membership in the WTO, EU and NATO and sponsorship of the 2004 Summer Olympics, there is still widespread evidence of the physical impacts these modern conflicts sustained on the country, particularly in rural areas of Crete, where tourism and commerce have had less presence.

One can't help themselves when discovering these modern ruins to both consider the terrible forces that brought on their destruction and the opportunity to reserect such treasures to their former glory in this mediterranean paradise.

 
Ally in Decay Mosaic Floor Modern Ruins
Bombed Interior Bombed Interior Crumbled Facade
Bombed Out Crumbled Facade Abandoned
 
 
Nazi Occupation Bombed Out Abandoned Mosaic Flooring Abandoned WWII Damage Sea Coast Village
   
  Only Facade Crumbling Apartment Shuttered Building Side Street Crumbling Wall