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Travel Blogs from Heraklion

Knossos

A travel blog entry by patelfamily on Jun 07, 2015

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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. ...

Knossos

A travel blog entry by patelfamily on Jun 07, 2015

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... 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 ...

Day 23 - Heraklion to Pireaus

A travel blog entry by aalljjaamm on May 21, 2015

... 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 ...

Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

A travel blog entry by southernsun on May 21, 2015

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... taking off from the harbour side runway at Haifa then straight over the med to Crete. The planned route was around 600miles, more than than the 520miles direct due to requested airways route. There were headwinds predicted so I fuelled up with extra fuel, as there were no options between Israel and Crete for landing short for topping up.




The flight itself was rather dull and the headwinds ...

Heraklion, Crete, 14-16 May 2015

A travel blog entry by mcloughlin on May 17, 2015

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... It looked very small from the outside.) It's now the Municipal Art Gallery and - was closed! At the other end of 25th Street (from the harbour) is Liondaria or Lion Square, with its Venetion Morosini Fountain. It was built around 1620 and is decorated with figures from Greek mythology.

We walked through 1886 Street (named after a Cretan uprising) which is a market crowded with stores selling all sorts of food, spices and ...