King Minos Palace Hotel
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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 ...
... only reachable via a single tie-in point from the water, and decades-old abandoned mining facilities. These facilities seemed to be arranged to drop the mined goods straight into ship hulls and now are just hanging skeletons reaching out over the waves. We also passed an island in the middle of the caldera that they call "the volcano". The rock here is obviously of volcanic origin because you see those smooth black surfaces curving and criss crossing where magma ...
... which is very spread out, up and down many hills. Lots of very old buildings, interspersed with very new architectural gems which fit in with the overall scheme of things (even the McDonalds). Nothing above six stories, even in the commercial center. Very tranquil, other than the perpetual traffic. No room to build modern highways. Saving all our energy for Athens tomorrow. I suspect a very busy day is coming up. We cannot believe ...
... of it). We then visited one of the coastlines filled with shops, restaurants, and a nice view of a historic lighthouse. After a traditional Greek lunch including Moussaka (Lasgna with lamb and eggplant), we hiked around the lighthouse taking pictures and pointing out all the crabs along the sea walls. The ruins offered incredible views of the bay, turquoise waters and an old castle overlooking the sea. We even ran into a group of sheep baahhhing around.
The cruise ...
Christopher finished his book, The Girl on The Train, and I finished mine as well, The Girl in The Spider’s Web- from the Stieg Larsson series, written by another gentleman with the same characters. I can recommend it without reservation. Absolutely in keeping with the “original”. I’m now reading Girl on the train – and liking it thus far. Trying to figure it ...