Hotel Anna Angeliki
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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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 ...
... motion thousands of years ago. The rest of the island looks like a big rolling sand box of black boulders that just spill into the water--no beaches, no sand, no trees/bushes/grass, not even dirt--just a pile of black rocks forming small hills and various coves. There are even hot springs in the ocean that people swim to from their ships. Turning back toward our entry to the caldera we began to ply open seas again and there was no smooth way to overcome the waves. ...
... city, with a long city history going back to the 350 years under Venetian rule. Lots of ruins from Venetian times, Roman times, the Byzantine era. Not your typical blue and white city. The whole city is flat roofed, max 3 or 4 stories, mediterranean style in cream stucco. Attractive, rambling along the foothills of the mountains of Crete.We decided to take the circular tour in the double-decker. Really the best way to tour the ...
... and some of the Roman Forum. We were exhausted by the time we got back to the hotel, but it was nice to see Rome without all of the lines.
Breakfast was provided by the Marriott on the rooftop, which had an incredible view. We sipped mimosas, toasting the beginning of our time together, and enjoyed a fabulous breakfast. A driver picked us up and drove us 1.5 hours away to the cruise port. Seeing the enormity of the cruise ships as you walk up takes your breath away. ...
... 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 ...