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Today we had a two hour drive along the highway to Knossos, an archeological site from the Minoan age. It was a Minoan palace that was nearly 4000 years old. It was home to a king who asked Apollo for a bull to sacrifice to honour Apollo. The bull was so beautiful though that the king sacrificed another one,which made Apollo angry. He then made the queen fall in love with the bull, which produced the Minotaur, a half human, half bull, which lived on human blood. ...
... Minotaur in. Today there isn't too much left of the palace. There are some parts of the palace still standing though, and, from what I saw, I think the palace would be really impressive. Unfortunately a British archeologist, Arthur Evans, in 1900 had started to excavate the ruins but he tried to recreate the palace how he thought it should be. Modern archeologists now think he got it wrong. Then we went back to the villa and packed our bags ready to leave ...
... over the key and headed off. Still a little time to kill so coffees in eucalyptus square. Then bus to airport and farewelled Anna. Our flight 40 minutes late so hung around till boarding. Short flight to Athens (like Canberra to Sydney). Then onto metro to Pireaus via Monastriaki. Checked into Triton Hotel where we stayed in ...
... landed at Crete as a quick refuelling stop and then went on to Athens for overnight and then a refuelling stop at Brindisi in Italy. I had planned from Israel to fly to Crete, to bypass Athens and fly over Brindisi on my side trip to Croatia. But today was about getting to Crete. Yigal collected me from hotel early and we headed to airport, refuelled and got away only a bit later than planned.
From Israel, ...
... St Minas Cathedral - we'renot sure why Heraklion has 2 Greek Orthodox Cathedrals. St Minas is one of Greece's largest churches and has twin towers and a cruciform shape, unlike the other Greek Orthodox churches we've visited. It's a impressive building, both inside and out, and we liked it. The ceiling and upper walls are decorated in icons and there are 3 silver chandeliers (one is huge) but it has tall marble pillars and lots ...