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... of thousands of years old coins. Investment banker is my guess. Iraklion is a dirty busy little port city. But don't let her looks fool you. There's lots to do, see and appreciate. It's been around since the Neolithic age, some 10,000 years. A layer cake of time and surprise. We enjoy a stone-oven baked pizza watching the traffic and people. Motor bikes blur by, seldom a helmet but often a passenger on board. Buses jammed with people. Lives ...
... we were out of change (thus no way to tip him), so we ran across the street to the Avocado Restaurant and ordered their amazing chocolate dessert to go. With our dessert in hand and some change we were rushed off to the port to catch our ferry to Crete. This isn't a typical ferry. Take a catamaran and a cruise ship, paint some bright green lettering and symbols on the side, and you have your typical Greek inter-island ferry. While the mass of people who had been on ...
... are now half way through our extensive trip. Two hundred minutes on the ships satellite internet, even with using freebies whilst in port. Every enterprising cafe, restaurant and bar offers free wi-fi if they are near the cruise terminal. The crew do not get any deals on satellite connection time, so they head ashore at every opportunity to contact their families at home. Internet connection is very slow when so many people log on ...
... courts, bumper cars, and skating rinks. It's a little obnoxious... but fun. We were expected to have warm and sunny weather all the way to the Greek Islands. Our first day was a "Sea Day" which was spent cruising down the Italian coast. That morning we woke to the ship passing through a relatively small canal in between the Italian island of Sicily and the toe on the boot of Italy's mainland. What a sight to see in the morning! Rob and I relaxed by the pool in the sun eating ...
Weather: glorious. Slip, slop, slap.
6.30am arrived at the Island of Crete where we disembarked at Ag. Nikolaos (means Saint Nicholas) where Olive Oil products are paramount. The Cretan diet is known as one of the healthiest diets in the world (1/3 largest).
We did a tour of the Palace of Knossos where the Monoan Civilization thrived in the Bronze age (roughly 3,000 BC) within the Aegean. The palace was ...
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