Hotel Gortis

Address: 3 Vagia Irakliou , Heraklion, Crete, 714 14, Greece | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 3 Vagia Irakliou , Heraklion, is near Star Beach Water Park, Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, Festos, and Phaistos.
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Travel Blogs from Heraklion

Heraklion Crete

A travel blog entry by stevanlisa on Oct 19, 2015

5 photos

... It's awesome and noisy and threatening and joyful. Our lives are golden. We get to take it all in. Five pizza delivery motos rotate in and out in front of us. Lots of duct tape keeping them running and all together. Just like our spinning globe. Don't know how it all stays together and don't care. As long as it does. Strange encounters of a genuine kind. Sandy. She a lovely young woman running the fruit and health food store a few doors ...

Cruisin' for a Bruisin': Part I

A travel blog entry by blakekelsey on Oct 03, 2015

1 comment, 67 photos

... an ancient, but still active, massive volcano that blew millions of years ago leaving this u-shaped island of wonder. The island is tall, very steep, full of dark stratigraphic rock layers (Blake was in geoscience heaven), with the all-white towns way up at the top. From far away, it almost looks like snow caps covering mountain peaks. The island is considered a 'caldera' which is a volcano that has had a major eruption, collapsing the mouth of the volcano. In the center of ...

Aegean Magic

A travel blog entry by eveblore on Sep 30, 2015

12 photos

... it is said he used to pull himself up! Apparently he was very old. Patmos is lovely as I imagine all the islands are. Interestingly there were eucalyptus trees there which are a bit of a pest as they grow big very quickly. Apparently many people left there after an earthquake in 1956 and many have left recently due to the economic crisis to move to Darwin! Overnight we sailed to Rhodes and docked at daylight. It is just beautiful with the old city and ...

A generous Brit.

A travel blog entry by os2015 on Sep 29, 2015

13 photos

... 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 ...

Day 159

A travel blog entry by dream-catcher on Jan 07, 2015

1 photo

... base. One of these buildings has been converted into a large aquarium attraction. The write up says that it's excellent. A stray dog decided to follow us and it took us ages to persuade him to go away. Back at dream catcher we did some blogging as the weather deteriorated into snow and hail storms. The lady on the office here told us in her 45 years living here she had never seen snow at sea level. It made us wonder if it's us that attracts bad weather, those of you who ...