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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 ...
... A has a bruised bum due to the turbulent ride, but at least we had a rain jacket to keep her partially dry from the incessant sea spray. Once we turned the boat in, the kind proprietor drove us all the way back to our hotel. He spends April to November renting out five boats and the rest of the year he lives in Romania, skis in Austria, and otherwise recuperates from 8 months of working 7 days a week sometimes until midnight. Our next driver was a few minutes ...
... city, with a long city history going back to the 350 years under Venetian rule. Lots of ruins from Venetian times, Roman times, the Byzantine era. Not your typical blue and white city. The whole city is flat roofed, max 3 or 4 stories, mediterranean style in cream stucco. Attractive, rambling along the foothills of the mountains of Crete.We decided to take the circular tour in the double-decker. Really the best way to tour the ...
... 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 ...
... 7-51 ~ 11-7-41) is most famous for structures and artifacts found there and elsewhere through the eastern Mediterranean. He funded the excavations!
Back to the ship for lunch then we went ashore, with Jenny, who hadn't done the tour due to having a sore back, but a massage helped greatly. We took time to have a coffee at a café to use free WiFi on the bank of the beautiful Lake Voulismeni in the centre of ...
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