Creta Beach Hotel & Bungalows
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... oldest amphitheater in the world. Before all the ones we have seen so far! We also saw the minotaurs labyrinth. We never knew that the maze actually was the palace. It was a complicated layout! We then went up the mountain to see Zeus birthplace. It is a cave in the mountains. It represents his mother (rheas) womb apparently. The kids thought it was pretty cool. Evan also enjoyed learning about how Aphrodite was born (look it ...
... We ate snails yes snails prepared two different ways. We had stuffed zucchini blossoms that Theda has asked about for over eight years. I of course had draft beer that is great in the Crete heat. There was a melted cheese dish that made the Baltimore saganaki seem bland. We did not drink raki last night but did the night before----sort of a grappa moonshine hybrid.
This AM we packed up ...
Crete - never been here before. So it was with much anticipation that we set off on our tour. Not as charming as Santorini, parts of it a bit like a non graffitied, tidier version of Athens - not bad but not really amazing either. Their economy is very strong and they could survive independently from the rest of Greece. First stop was the Palace of Knossos. Interesting. Our tour guide Lena was good. She glossed over a lot of the dates and figures and just ...
... This hotel is much larger and more typical to the U.S. than our previous hotels. We just dropped off our bags and went for another two hour drive to Lasithiti Plateau. Lasithiti Plateau is located inland and at a much higher elevation than Heraklion and is a series of twenty tiny villages. Some of the buildings in the villages still have no roofs from bombings in the World War Two invasion of Crete. The villages are known ...
... with beer. So since last night was our last night here, we decided to order the croquettes. They were very interesting! They're shaped like logs about the size of an egg roll and they're essentially deep fried gravy. Not the healthiest food, but they were delicious. And we all thought it was hilarious to be eating Dutch food in Greece. Today we're headed to the ruins of Knossos, which was an ancient Minoan settlement and is also where ...