Estelar Christiana Beach Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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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 ...
... much as predicted, the ground speed generally varied from 70 to 60 knots, but luckily I was able to request a direct route about an hour into the flight, so probably flew about 550 miles in just over 8 hours, and was comforted to still have over 2 hours fuel on landing. The highlight was seeing a fleet of Navy ships out patrolling, all heading in the same direction, scattered clouds prevented seeing more than one at ...
... is 5km from central Heraklion, we went to see some of the places we'd missed the previuos day. We went to St George's Gate which was used in Venetian times as a passage between the city and its port. It apparently leads to a 43m dome-roofed chamber but it was closed off, possibly because it's used as an exhibition venue these days. Because it was closed, we hadn't appreciated what it was when we saw it the previous day.