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Address: Heraklion, Crete, 70007, Greece | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Heraklion

Heraklion Crete

A travel blog entry by stevanlisa on Oct 19, 2015

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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 ...

Drive, Fly, Drive - New Island

A travel blog entry by katherinecle on Oct 03, 2015

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... a few minutes at our cruising altitude of 20,000 feet.

Next up, a new rental car with Gold Car, a Spanish rental group just getting into Greece. We got a great deal but they don't have space at the airport in Heraklion so we had to wait for a shuttle. Unfortunately, we were waiting at the wrong pick up point but we finally sorted that one out. I dislike renting cars as it never is simple and straight forward. This time the car that we had chosen, a Fiat 500, was not ...

Cruisin' for a Bruisin': Part I

A travel blog entry by blakekelsey on Oct 03, 2015

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... than expected: we would be in a new location for the next 7 days of the trip. Mykonos was our next stop, an island full of large granite boulders, white buildings, a maze of cobblestone streets (supposedly to confuse pirates way back when), and beautiful beaches. Rob went along with Dave and Lisa to see the nearby island of Delos, where some of the oldest ruins in the Mediterranean exist. Blake and I had one goal in mind: beach all day. Once we finally, lazily, made our ...

A generous Brit.

A travel blog entry by os2015 on Sep 29, 2015

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... storied building, spanning 5 1/2 acres, and was destroyed twice in its history, once from fire (roughly in 1700 BC), the second and later destruction from a major earthquake which ravaged Crete. Two factors are thought to have contributed to the end of the Minoan: the possible eruption of the volcano Thera and the rise of the Mycenean civilization upon Crete.
English archaeologist, Sir Arthur John ...

Day 16 - Piraeus - Heraklion

A travel blog entry by aalljjaamm on May 14, 2015

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Arrived at Heraklion just before 7am. Walked up to centre of town to water for Manolis who was to meet us at 10 outside the Museum. On his instructions we headed for Lion Square for coffee, tea, cheese pie and soft cheese with phyllo and honey. To Museum where we met Manolis then in his car to the apartment not too far away in the old city. Down a narrow street, dilapidated buildings and then into our cute little courtyard and apartment. He spent ...