Bella Vista Hotel & Apts
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Today we had a two hour drive along the highway to Knossos, an archeological site from the Minoan age. It was a Minoan palace that was nearly 4000 years old. It was home to a king who asked Apollo for a bull to sacrifice to honour Apollo. The bull was so beautiful though that the king sacrificed another one,which made Apollo angry. He then made the queen fall in love with the bull, which produced the Minotaur, a half human, half bull, which lived on human blood. ...
... Minotaur in. Today there isn't too much left of the palace. There are some parts of the palace still standing though, and, from what I saw, I think the palace would be really impressive. Unfortunately a British archeologist, Arthur Evans, in 1900 had started to excavate the ruins but he tried to recreate the palace how he thought it should be. Modern archeologists now think he got it wrong. Then we went back to the villa and packed our bags ready to leave ...
... over the key and headed off. Still a little time to kill so coffees in eucalyptus square. Then bus to airport and farewelled Anna. Our flight 40 minutes late so hung around till boarding. Short flight to Athens (like Canberra to Sydney). Then onto metro to Pireaus via Monastriaki. Checked into Triton Hotel where we stayed in ...
Last night I stayed in a lovely boutique hotel in the town of Haifa and had dinner with Yigal and Amir from AOPA, who had been so helpful while in Israel. Amir flies a Tecnam P92 and undertakes adventures around the med, flying off to Cyprus, Greece and in a few weeks Italy and Croatia. After dinner we went to his dental surgery, gorgeously positioned high on the mountain that looks down on the picturesque Haifa ...
... We finished our tour by walking through a park which was quite busy with stalls and people sitting outside a cafe, but nothing special.
On our second day in Heraklion, we went to Knossos to see the (remains of) Minoan Palace. It was originally built in 1900BC and some of that survives, but most of the remains date from a rebuild in 1700BC - still a long time ago! Knossos itself was an important city in ancient times and ...