Creta Beach Hotel & Bungalows
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- Continental Breakfast
- Refrigerator in room
- Non-smoking hotel
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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 ...
... to our "VIP" lounge. There were maybe ten people in the entire cabin, we had our own food bar with coffee machine, sandwiches, cold drinks, etc. (by the way the chicken burger was worse than what you get at McDonalds), massive windows opening to the entire front and sides of the ship, and big red cushy reclining leather seats. Oh, and Greek basketball on the TVs--I believe Athens was playing some Turkish team. The ferry barely seemed to move as we moved ...
... does not add anything to the dish. The Cote de Rhone purchased yesterday we had with dinner (corkage $20 US). Very good, even our Sommelier agrees. Cunard's open policy on bringing alcohol aboard (in sensible quantities) is greatly appreciated. At our afternoon cocktails on the balcony we have enjoyed some lovely wines. Sadly the Prosecco is finished until we reach Italy again. Early night as we have a busy agenda in Athens ...
... 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 ...
... storied building, spanning 5 1/2 acres, and was destroyed twice in its history, once from fire (roughly in 1700 BC), the second and later destruction from a major earthquake which ravaged Crete. Two factors are thought to have contributed to the end of the Minoan: the possible eruption of the volcano Thera and the rise of the Mycenean civilization upon Crete.
English archaeologist, Sir Arthur John ...