Rashidun Caliphate

Cyprus, Crete, and Rhodes falls
654 Jan 1

Cyprus, Crete, and Rhodes falls

Crete, Greece

After apprehending a breach of the treaty, the Arabs re-invaded Cyprus in 654 with five hundred ships. This time, however, a garrison of 12,000 men was left in Cyprus, bringing the island under Muslim influence. After leaving Cyprus, the Muslim fleet headed towards Crete and then Rhodes and conquered them without much resistance.