Golden Bay Malia
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... was built to lock the Minotaur in. Today there is just some stones and other pieces of rubble but from what I imagined I think the palace would be really impressive especially for something that was built 4000 years ago. Unfortunately a British archeologist, Arthur Evans, in the 1900's found it and tried to recreate the palace how he thought it should be. Modern archeologists now think he got it a lot wrong. At the villa we packed our bags because we are leaving ...
Today we had a long drive along the highway to Knossos, an archeological site. It was a Minoan palace which is 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. A labyrinth was built to ...
Up and out for breakfast at Agora: potato and greens omelette, grilled mushrooms, fresh fruit and fresh orange juice. Great breakfast given we were worried we wouldn't find anything other than pastries. Walked to Laura Ashley to but blue and white tiles. Then home to finish packing. Minolas came just before 12 so chatted to ...
... did come across one courtyard cluster of buildings and shade providing trees which was exactly how I had pictured Crete, based on the various WW2 movies I'd seen set here over the years. Today it was busy with school kids playing some very energetic soccer!
After dinner of a Cretan plate, I headed off to one of the two cinemas in town, which turned out to be an Odeon, the UK chain, at a fairly ...
... continuously from Neolithic times (6700 - 3200 BC) until 5AD. The palace, built on a hill, was (according to tradition - so maybe not true?) the seat of King Minos. It's also connected with the myth of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur and the story of Daidalus and Icarus. It's one of the largest archeological sites in the world, was discovered in 1878, and was excavated and reconstructed by Arthur Evans from 1900 onwards.