Hotel Neos Matala
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Free High-Speed Internet
- High-speed internet in room
- Breakfast Available
- Swimming pool
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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 ...
... water's surface. There was another ferry also going to Crete 5 minutes before ours so we were able to see the plumes of spray rising up from the engines of the other boat and knew we were flying. Yet, the smoothness and quietness of the engines made it seem like we were just pulling out of port at minimum speed. It was an amazing way to spend the two hour commute to Crete. So, we ended our stay in Santorini and we'll be dreaming of a way to get back there as soon as we ...
... on board and settled into our rooms before the ship conducted a mandatory safety drill. Then it was time to sail away and the boat hosted a huge party on the deck, complete with a reggae band, food, and drinks of course!
Rhapsody of the Seas is an enormous boat with two pools, 6 hot tubs, 4 restaurants, a dining room, numerous bars and lounges, a spa, a casino, a theater, two cafes, and 2000 people!! And it is not Royal Caribbean's largest ship, which also ...
... 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 ...
... 3 feet in diameter at widest point. The ability to make these is perplexing to me. It obviously started on a wheel, but I wonder how it was finished and with what tools. The next interesting thing, is one of the oldest writings that remains unsolved. The writings are on a clay disc, known as Pheastos disc. Both sides are filled, but there are debates as what they mean. It ...