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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Today we had a two hour drive along the highway to Knossos, an archeological site from the Minoan age. It was a Minoan palace that was 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. ...
... Minotaur in. Today there isn't too much left of the palace. There are some parts of the palace still standing though, and, from what I saw, I think the palace would be really impressive. Unfortunately a British archeologist, Arthur Evans, in 1900 had started to excavate the ruins but he tried to recreate the palace how he thought it should be. Modern archeologists now think he got it wrong. Then we went back to the villa and packed our bags ready to leave ...
... over the key and headed off. Still a little time to kill so coffees in eucalyptus square. Then bus to airport and farewelled Anna. Our flight 40 minutes late so hung around till boarding. Short flight to Athens (like Canberra to Sydney). Then onto metro to Pireaus via Monastriaki. Checked into Triton Hotel where we stayed in ...
... It really surprised me, it was so new, but the seats and fitoutout were following the standard "US supermarket" model of vinyl floors and cheap tip up seats. It is so uninviting and uncomfortable, I know why these were built 20 years ago, but to build this today I just see as so disrespectful of the audience, and in turn, the place was all but empty.
Well, that was a very quick visit to ...
... is 5km from central Heraklion, we went to see some of the places we'd missed the previuos day. We went to St George's Gate which was used in Venetian times as a passage between the city and its port. It apparently leads to a 43m dome-roofed chamber but it was closed off, possibly because it's used as an exhibition venue these days. Because it was closed, we hadn't appreciated what it was when we saw it the previous day.