Hotel Alkyon Exopoli
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... his wife Pasiphae to fall in love with the animal. The result of this union was the Minotaur (half man half bull) who lived in a labyrinth beneath the kings palace munching on youths and maidens. The site was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos The excavations began in 1900 by english archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and continued for 35 years . Archaelogists tend to disparage Evans reconstructio. The buildings (palace courtyards private apartments and baths) give a fine idea ...
... goats, and sheep. As soon as Elofonisi came into view, we knew that the drive had been worth it. The beach has several inlets of turquoise water, set off by the white and pink sand. This part of the island can have very strong winds, so we headed to the more protected side of the beach and found ourselves some 3.5 euro lounge chairs under tiki style umbrellas. From there on, the day slipped lazily by as we alternated people watching, gazing out at e ...
We awoke late this morning still a little tired after our late arrival last night. I was just able to sync yesterday's post. Our hotel is an old Venetian building that has been beautifully renovated. We had the best yogurt I've ever had along with a huge variety of other items for breakfast in the charming courtyard. After breakfast we walked along the waterfront of the old Venetian harbor out to the light house to admire the ...
... war cemetery. Not sure how he would have defended the bay. Don't think it was a wise decision on his part. Anyway the Germans were never going to land there so guess he was saved the embarrassment of having to defend it. Cemetery closed due to spraying. Not a good day for seeing what I had planned to see. I did manage to go around the back of the cemetery via the beach and have a look though so all ...
... trail. As a result of our late departure, we had the hike almost entirely to ourselves. While we had heard the trip was incredibly crowded and hot, we saw no more than a few dozen hikers and a couple of donkeys. The first 2 hours were mostly down through shady groves of Cyprus pines which leveled out at about 400 meter above sea level. After learning from a pair of German hikers that the boat left at 5:30 rather than 5:45, we quickened our pace through the mostly ...
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