Creta Maris Beach Resort
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking rooms
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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 ...
... only reachable via a single tie-in point from the water, and decades-old abandoned mining facilities. These facilities seemed to be arranged to drop the mined goods straight into ship hulls and now are just hanging skeletons reaching out over the waves. We also passed an island in the middle of the caldera that they call "the volcano". The rock here is obviously of volcanic origin because you see those smooth black surfaces curving and criss crossing where magma ...
... 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 ...
... cones and watched a hilarious "Sexiest Man on the Boat" contest. It was a day of rest for Blake and I, which was much needed. We finally didn't have to worry about food, sleeping arrangements, and transportation for the next 9 whole days.
The ship ported in Crete the following day, the biggest of the Greek Islands. We met up with the family after breakfast and hired a couple of taxi drivers to take us to a few ruins (which were closed, unfortunately, but we made ...
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The clouds were getting fuller, thicker, and darker; then BAM. It started raining. Not a gentle rain – it began to pour. Felt so good. The humidity finally broken and the cooling rain felt wonderful. Just as quickly as it started it was over. In another five minutes, another deluge – twice as hard and twice as long as the first. We were under the deck and in the shade, but got ...