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... was built to lock the Minotaur in. Today there is just some stones and other pieces of rubble but from what I imagined I think the palace would be really impressive especially for something that was built 4000 years ago. Unfortunately a British archeologist, Arthur Evans, in the 1900's found it and tried to recreate the palace how he thought it should be. Modern archeologists now think he got it a lot wrong. At the villa we packed our bags because we are leaving ...
Today we had a long drive along the highway to Knossos, an archeological site. It was a Minoan palace which is 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. A labyrinth was built to ...
... 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 ...
... cafes etc but also some interesting sights. We saw St Titus Cathedral which is small but attractive and not as elsborate as some of the Orthodox churches we've seen - possibly because of its chequered history - it's been Roman Catholic and Muslim at times. Then we saw the Loggia, a 1628 Venetian building which was a club for the nobility but is now the Town Hall. We passed St Mark's Basilica, built in 1239, which was once the Cathedral ...
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