Travel Blogs from Iraklion, Greece

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Knossos, Iraklion, Greece travel blog

Knossos

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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One of Rick's history topics at high school was the Greek island of Crete which was part of the reason we decided to head out that way. He was very excited to have the opportunity to actually visit a place he had studied, Knossos Palace. Knossos was ...

New Species Found!, Iraklion, Greece travel blog

New Species Found!

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... to fifteen metres thick. We also saw on top of one of the wall's bastions the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, a native of Iraklion and author of Zorba the Greek and The Last Temptation of Christ. Sweltering in the mid thirties temperature we decided to ...

Of minotaurs and kings, Iraklion and Knossos, Greece travel blog

Of minotaurs and kings

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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 (C) THOUGHT OF THE DAY - Wow, who knew?? This place is great! Iraklion - Birthplace of El Greco (Dominikos Theotokopolous, according to the statue in the square) and nearby location of Knossos. We saw both today. Home of the Hotel Mirabello where ...

Meet Crete, Iraklion, Crete, Greece travel blog

Meet Crete

A travel blog entry by cycling_azza

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... Basically beach rolls into small towns then into harsh mountains. I cycled the north coast from Kissamos to Platau Lassithi near Iraklion. Given there are really only two continuous roads on the island, the Old National Road and the New National Road, ...

Iraklion, Crete, Iraklion, Greece travel blog

Iraklion, Crete

A travel blog entry by dfdippel

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We finally made it all the way down to Crete. Not much to speak of but the weather is a lot warmer which is good. I also hate to admit it, but Inger and I are getting a bit tired of olives, feta cheese and oil in everything. Today we are heading to se ...

ahhh much better, Iraklion, Greece travel blog

ahhh much better

A travel blog entry by ashygag

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... the floor and using my scarf as a blanket (so much for deck passage), with tv going and lights far from dimmed, I arrived in Iraklion/Heraklion Crete at about 5am.  Ugh.  After yesterday with creepy people, I figured I'd pop the 8 euros and cab ...

Palace of Knossos, birthplace of Minoan culture, Iraklion, Crete, Greece travel blog

Palace of Knossos, birthplace of Minoan culture

A travel blog entry by ambough

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The palace at Knossos was constructed around 1600BC, and its convuluted structure was the origin of the word labyrinth. In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at ...

Iraklion to Rethymnon, Iraklion, Greece travel blog

Iraklion to Rethymnon

A travel blog entry by noalarmclocks

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... pie were tasty, but the boiled coffee on a Primus Stove was questionable. We walked the winding pedestrian streets in Iraklion, checking out the old town fountain, historic buildings and little shops. It was distressing to see so much 'tagging' on ...

Iraklion, Crete, Greece, Iraklion, Greece travel blog

Iraklion, Crete, Greece

A travel blog entry by verena_on_tour

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Heading for Crete - Bubbbbye Santorini :(, Iraklion, Greece travel blog

Heading for Crete - Bubbbbye Santorini :(

A travel blog entry by zenmster

... dogs - I have photos!  Made the youth hostel in about 30 minutes and then sought out a shower and food.  Iraklion is a drab uneventful place.  I'm looking forward to getting the hell out of here. Started raining rather ...

Avdou, Iráklion, Greece travel blog

Avdou

A travel blog entry by virgorat

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I woke early and traveled back to Prassa to meet up with Pamela and the two Canadians so we could all go off to the market in Heraklion, one of many fresh produce and just about everything else market.  We parked near the Sofia Hotel and walked ...

First wander around  Heraklion, Iráklion, Greece travel blog

First wander around Heraklion

A travel blog entry by virgorat

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I decided I needed a local mobile phone so Emanuel took me into Heraklion to show me where to withdraw money so I can pay for my car rental and help me get a local sim card so I can use my phone here. He seems to know everyone in this place! When that ...

Walk up the mountain side, Iráklion, Greece travel blog

Walk up the mountain side

A travel blog entry by virgorat

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I finished yesterday off with a walk up behind the village, left up a hill beyond the cemetery, at about 5pm. A number of the grave stones had lights burning on them, alongside the photos and flowers. On the way back from my walk the sun was setting with ...

Palace of Knossos, Crete, Iraklion, Greece travel blog

Palace of Knossos, Crete

A travel blog entry by camac52

... also contained numerous painted frescos on the walls of which most remaining original artifacts are in the museum in Iraklion. The Minoans had surprisingly advanced designs including clay pipes for carrying fresh drinking water, collection gutters for ...

Heraklion and the Archeological Museum, Iráklion, Greece travel blog

Heraklion and the Archeological Museum

A travel blog entry by virgorat

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Today I went back to Heraklion to post some of my purchases back to the UK, go back to the produce market with Pamela. I wish I could take back some of the fruit and lovely vegetable with me!  Later I went in to the central part of the city. Another ...

Unspoilt country life, Iráklion, Greece travel blog

Unspoilt country life

A travel blog entry by virgorat

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Pamela took me out to the house in Avdou as she would be very busy next Monday when I move there. I was to drive us there, going along the 'old' road - not the motorway. We drove down Eastwards to where the good local eating places are and where I had ...

Walking around Avdou, Iráklion, Greece travel blog

Walking around Avdou

A travel blog entry by virgorat

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Started the day slowly, the house is so dark that only the church bell gives me the time it is! I decided to try Rosanthe's lunch today. I think I was a bit late, she wasn't there but a little old man served me with a vegetable stew, very nice. After ...

Lazy day, Iráklion, Greece travel blog

Lazy day

A travel blog entry by virgorat

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After a lazy start, chat with Emmanuel and Pam and the two Canadians also renting an apartment here,  I decided that a fish lunch was in order so took off about 1.30 for the reccommened fish taverna on the beach a few miles from Prassas. It was ...

Knossos Palace and more, Iraklion, Crete, Greece travel blog

Knossos Palace and more

A travel blog entry by raniroo

We caught the 4 hour ferry to Iraklio, Crete and decided, after having no touts in our faces and we could make a relax decision, to stay in the hostel. It was quiet, and we had a 7 bed dorm to ourselves. We roamed around the main square, which was lively ...

Evening walk from Avdou cemetery, Iráklion, Greece travel blog

Evening walk from Avdou cemetery

A travel blog entry by virgorat

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I visited the cemetery in the evening and then went for a walk up to the left through olive groves and then returned to the village as the sun was setting. ...

more old mountain villages and  good food, Iráklion, Greece travel blog

more old mountain villages and good food

A travel blog entry by virgorat

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Yesterday Pamela came, brought a Polish couple to  see the village  and then they were going on to see the cave where Zeus was born up on the plateau. We had a look at the village cemetery, Emmanuel's family are buried there. Their mausaleum ...

25 agosto-IRAKLION, IRAKLION, Greece travel blog

25 agosto-IRAKLION

A travel blog entry by karlamato

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25 agosto Oggi visita al palazzo di Cnosso situato a 33 km dalla cittŕ nel quale č stato rinvenuto un gioiello raffigurante un'ape , la quale a sua volta rappresenta il talismano di Creta e che viene tuttora confezionato dagli orafi dell'isola.Il primo ...

Meander in the Avdou area, Iráklion, Greece travel blog

Meander in the Avdou area

A travel blog entry by virgorat

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Woke late again. I am blaming this on the pitch darkness of the house, very good for sleeping soundly, but not for waking up! After breakfast and housekeeping a bit I set off for the little village up the road, Gonies I think is the name. There was no ...

26 agosto-IRAKLION, IRAKLION, Greece travel blog

26 agosto-IRAKLION

A travel blog entry by karlamato

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... opere d'arte dell'epoca minoica classica ed ellenica. Solamente il Museo archeologico di Atene per ricchezza č superiore a quello di Iraklion.La piů bella collezione di arte minoica e della cultura nel mondo, unica per bellezza e completezza č ...

Beinning of village stay, Iráklion, Greece travel blog

Beinning of village stay

A travel blog entry by virgorat

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As I  was moving to the village   house it seemed a good idea to go into Heraklion again, have some suggested other food, like a gyros in a pita (lovely, but I found messy to eat as it has the yoghurt with the pork, tomato etc), and the sweet ...

Easter in Iraklion Airport, Iraklion, Greece travel blog

Easter in Iraklion Airport

A travel blog entry by lambs

... . I'd arranged weeks before through Lefteris Nikiforakis, a taxi driver I found through Matt Barrett, for transportation from Hania to the Iraklion airport so that I wouldn't miss my noon Martin Air flight to Amsterdam. It was a bit of a splurge (110 ...

Crete, Iraklion.Crete, Greece travel blog

Crete

A travel blog entry by kolinger3

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Today we are in Iraklion, the capital of Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. We shuttle through the industrial port( now we know the difference between a port and a harbor) and unload near the old town. We immediately hook up with a taxi driver ...

Crete: Iraklion, Crete: Iraklion, Greece travel blog

Crete: Iraklion

A travel blog entry by pimpernel66

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The Palace of Knossos, Iraklion, Greece travel blog

The Palace of Knossos

A travel blog entry by pammyk

We passed on the ships tour of Crete and went on our own.  We got a taxi and agreed on a price for 3 hours of his time.  On Crete, the taxis were very nice Mercedes sedans.  Clean as a whistle and pretty new.  The driver took us the ...

24 agosto-1a tappa:  IRAKLION, IRAKLION, Greece travel blog

24 agosto-1a tappa: IRAKLION

A travel blog entry by karlamato

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Arriviamo con un volo Blue Panorama all' 'Aeroporto di Iraklion, ufficialmente chiamato “Nikos Kazantzakis”, in onore allo scrittore e filosofo famoso per la storia "Zorba e il greco". L'aeroporto si trova al margine di Iraklion. Cinque ...

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