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HAVE I GOT A STORY FOR YOU !! okok, so, Monday I take the boat from Santorini to Crete. The boat docks at Heraklion Port, and I need to get to Malia, about half an hour away. We dock at around 8pm and my only option is to take a cab. Now, before I even left Santorini I googled the distance from the port to my hotel and at that point had already accepted the fact that it would be a semi expensive cab ride - whatever. As long as he gets me to my final destination, ...
... I hadn't planned to go ashore as I had visited before but I could certainly understand the disappointment of those who didn't get a chance.
I ate on deck 9 at the back of the boat and then headed off to peace and a good book - thank goodness for my Kindle. It is very rough and hard to walk along the hallways but cosy in my little cabin number 6018 - perhaps I should have tidied it before taking a photo though!
We left Chania early on Thursday morning by bus and headed for Heraklion, the capital of Crete. It is a larger city and many say it isn't too interesting but we liked the feel of it, especially after the crowded, noisy old city of Chania. On the first day, after we found a hotel, we boarded a bus and went to the Palace of Knossos. Knossos was the capital of Minoan Crete. It is grander, more complex, than any of the other palaces and it is located ...
... the best part - none of them saw a thing!!! LMAO
We then went to a restaurant and I enjoyed the meal and the breeze - lol!!
Ancient Greek Wisdom -
The road up and the road down are one and the same - Heraclitus (540-480 BCE)
Word of the day -
Ευχαρι 63;τώ [πολύ] - Thank you [very much]
· ef-hah-rees-TOH ...
... driving cars or bikes down them. Everything was so narrow you couldn't walk on sidewalks (if they existed) because vehicles park on them within a foot of the buildings. Seemed weird the first day but by we were soon all just going around like the locals.
I thought Knossos was mindblowing, but 'wow' the Heraklion Archeological Museum was beyond that!! It is one of the largest and most important museums in ...