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Hersonissos, Crete, Greece (25/7 to 29/7)
Our location in Crete was somewhat inspired by the movie The Inbetweeners. However, instead of the lads in the movie we ended up in an awesome airbnb apartment with a rooftop pool. Due to the massive size of Crete we restricted ourselves to the eastern side of the island plus ...
... tourist attraction very popular.
We walked our way up and got the guided tour listening to the story of Athena - the goddess of wisdom, courage and strength. She is the virgin patroness of Athens for which the city is named after.
We had just over an hour up there to explore and take in the views of the city, then made our way down to the Museum.
The museum was three stories made majority out of glass (windows and floor) to ...
... living right next to sites dating back 2-3000 years and parts of the Acropolis even older.
Hadrians library and arch, the temple of Zeus and Hephaestus as well as the fabled prison of Socrates were some of the places the tour took us too, the guide Micheal gave some back round information and painted the scenes through history surrounding some of the locations and why the were in the condition they are now, the ...
... for Fira and a few souvenirs. We stopped by our favorite grocer. An awesome Greek with the craziest little shop ever. He often left it unattended, tourists stood outside bewildered as to what to do. Americans had the most to say about such trust. He sold cheeses of all sorts, olives by the tin and loose, many cured meats plus the usual sundries. ...
... of the army. It was difficult to gauge his political stance - who, in his mind, were the fascists, and why? Is he anarchist? He surely couldn't be if he is in the army...maybe army training is compulsory in Greece? Why do I know so little?! All the same, it was interesting that we were having such a heated political conversation with boys you get than us when we don't even speak a common language. Thessaloniki was positively jumping. We arrived in the late evening, ...