Minoan civilization in the Mediterranean has been associated with artistic bulls; sophisticated plumbing systems; elegant frescoes depicting great sailing fleets, seemingly vessels of trade, not war; an appreciation of leisure and of woman’s equal role in society; and great palaces at Crete, 2,100 B.C., and (depicted above) in Mycenaean Greece 1,600 B.C. That these small islands could have recreated aspects of Atlantis is probable. That they could have been that great island-continent is absurd.

From Atlantis in America – Navigators of the Ancient World by Ivar Zapp and George Ericson