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... society of Minions who dominated southern Europe 4000 years ago.
The site is dotted with frescoes and pillars painted in rich red and black as well as giant pots that have been carefully pieced back together. Some even taller and rounder than me! The Kings throne room has a replica throne and a wooden version alongside the marble benches the citizens sat on while waiting for an audience with the man himself. ...
... able to traverse through the narrow streets of the small mountain village, avoid the sheep, goats and other cars that utilize the same roads and not get too terribly lost:)
A contrast of old and new(er) worlds blends with a generous spirit and quiet reserve in Crete that made for an amazing time for the Meditteranean leg of our Europe adventure.
... the other Protopalatial palaces around Crete at 1700 BC, probably by a large earthquake or foreign invaders. It was immediately rebuilt to an even more elaborate complex and until its abandonment was damaged several times during earthquakes, invasions, and in 1450 BC by the colossal volcanic eruption of Thera, and the invasion of Mycenaeans who used it as their capital as they ruled the island of Crete until 1375 BC." (Wikipedia)
... next part of this might be a little x-rated so beware! As we walked, in the dark, I kept trying to keep my undergarments up! They were loose and the dress I was wearing was loose and ... and ... I gave up. So, I did the Horas, until the offending garment fell to my ankles where I scooped it up. I realized I couldn't fit it in my change purse, so I yelled 'OPA' (silently of course) and threw the damn thing over a stone ...
... decided to take this time to rest with my first baklava - oh yeah!!!
From there we meandered through the streets and shops and slowly made our way back to our hotel to collapse for a few hours. Did I mention it was freaking hot!!!
Our evening meal was on our hotel's rooftop in the Herb Garden. The harbor was lit up with lights and a small fountain. Heraklion can't be called a pretty city but in the ...
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