Athinaikon Hotel

89 Ethnikis Antistassis Street, Heraklion, Crete, 71306, Greece | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Heraklion

Knossos

A travel blog entry by buschlog on Aug 08, 2014

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After visiting museum yesterday, we were excited to see the real city. Many other tourists had the same plan! A cruise ship from Eastern Europe flooded the site with people. Even so, it was marvelous to imagine how the people lived in this city several thousand years ago. Dave captured the clear sky, massive columns, ...

Heraklion, Crete

A travel blog entry by buschlog on Aug 07, 2014

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... Kazantzakis, author of Zorba the Greek. Worked our way back through the center of Heraklion to what is considered the top archeological museum in Greece. The Minoan artifacts were incredibly beautiful. Surprising to learn that for all their advances, the Greek and Roman civilizations that followed in many ways had art that was cruder than the Minoans who inhabited ...

Santorini

A travel blog entry by aimeesean on Jul 31, 2014

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We got our first Greek sleep in whilst the boat docked in Crete, got up in time to have waffles for breakfast before heading up to the top deck to see what everyone else was doing. Whilst up on the deck sunbathing Sean gets roped in to represent nz in the Mr Olympia competition, after a series of competitions including muscle flexing and kissing as many girls in 30 seconds it ends with racing back to our cabin and dressing as a female (pic attached), ...

Pote tin Kyriaki

A travel blog entry by aurisch on Jul 20, 2014

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... 20th century. Much of the site has been reconstructed in concrete, so whilst it is incredibly old, much of it looks confected. The Minoans lost Knossos a number of times to earthquakes, They rebuilt at one stage incorporating wood into the construction to give their structures more elasticity. The Timbers buried under ground for millennia all rotted away, making it impossible to restore complete structures, which is why so much ...

Heraklion, Knossos Palace

A travel blog entry by storyquilter on Jul 20, 2014

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... alas this was not to be. We saw other tour guides being more engaged with their tours, ie walking them from feature to feature, holding up maps and diagrams and pointing things out. Oh well.... I often wandered away from the group trying to get the pictures I wanted, sometimes I was successful sometimes not. After Knossos we went to the Heraklion Museum, it was fantastic, once again the guide was not. Then she walked us to the market ...

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This hotel, located on 89 Ethnikis Antistassis Street, Heraklion, is near Iraklion Archaeological Museum, Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), Ammoudara Beach, and Loggia.
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