Blue Bay Resort Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Indoor pool
- Smoking rooms available
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The city called Heraklion, or if you like, Iraklio. Two names for the same place. It's the big island. Once treed and lush, it was clear cut for timber to build ships. The Minoans ruled the seas. It was the whole world then. 5,000 years ago. Give or take a thousand. Imagine deforesting an entire island the size of Crete. We do it every year in BC. Haven't learned much have we? Lisa and i have hit the seawall early. Walking along, we stop to ...
... water. While the sea was a bit choppy at first--we rounded the bend and were into the calm waters of the caldera within 30 minutes of departure. Inside we snaked along the caldera walls where the water is deep enough to allow boats to within 50m of the cliff walls. We didn't take many pictures because it was just too peaceful and beautiful to bother with cameras. Plus, most of our time was spent staring up at the villages that we'd stayed in and visited all week ...
... which is very spread out, up and down many hills. Lots of very old buildings, interspersed with very new architectural gems which fit in with the overall scheme of things (even the McDonalds). Nothing above six stories, even in the commercial center. Very tranquil, other than the perpetual traffic. No room to build modern highways. Saving all our energy for Athens tomorrow. I suspect a very busy day is coming up. We cannot believe ...
... courts, bumper cars, and skating rinks. It's a little obnoxious... but fun. We were expected to have warm and sunny weather all the way to the Greek Islands. Our first day was a "Sea Day" which was spent cruising down the Italian coast. That morning we woke to the ship passing through a relatively small canal in between the Italian island of Sicily and the toe on the boot of Italy's mainland. What a sight to see in the morning! Rob and I relaxed by the pool in the sun eating ...
Weather: glorious. Slip, slop, slap.
6.30am arrived at the Island of Crete where we disembarked at Ag. Nikolaos (means Saint Nicholas) where Olive Oil products are paramount. The Cretan diet is known as one of the healthiest diets in the world (1/3 largest).
We did a tour of the Palace of Knossos where the Monoan Civilization thrived in the Bronze age (roughly 3,000 BC) within the Aegean. The palace was ...