Ancient Greece. The First Greek Civilizations. The Minoan civilization flourished on Crete as early as 2800 B.C. Most historians believe it was destroyed by the Mycenaeans from the Greek mainland. Where we get stories of King Minos Maritime civilization: fishing main economy.
(1200 Persian ships vs. 400 Athenian ships)
Persians under Darius
because they wanted to teach the Greeks a lesson for revolting against Persian rule.
Athenians defeated the Persians.
Persians under Xeres the Great
because they wanted to try again.
The Spartans helped the Athenians defeat the Persians again.