Considered to be the first civilization of Greece.
They build fortresses all over, creating the largest and most powerful fortress Mycenae. The Mycenaeans took over Crete once the Minoan society declined. They set up colonies in northern Greece and Italy where they shipped goods around the Mediterranean and Black seas. They traded with force and often attacked other kingdoms. Historically, they are believed to have attacked Troy starting the legendary Trojan War.
Around 1200 B.C., Mycenaean society declined sliding Greece into a period of disorder and warfare called the Dark Ages.