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... society of Minions who dominated southern Europe 4000 years ago.
The site is dotted with frescoes and pillars painted in rich red and black as well as giant pots that have been carefully pieced back together. Some even taller and rounder than me! The Kings throne room has a replica throne and a wooden version alongside the marble benches the citizens sat on while waiting for an audience with the man himself. ...
... time on this very special island. The island itself is much larger than I thought with so many places to explore and so many tavernas to visit:) We've done a good blend of relaxing by the pool, catching up on stories, visiting the beach, drinking, eating and visiting ancient sites but we've only begun to scratch the surface of this intriguing corner of ...
... the best part - none of them saw a thing!!! LMAO
We then went to a restaurant and I enjoyed the meal and the breeze - lol!!
Ancient Greek Wisdom -
The road up and the road down are one and the same - Heraclitus (540-480 BCE)
Word of the day -
Ευχαρι 63;τώ [πολύ] - Thank you [very much]
· ef-hah-rees-TOH ...
... decided to take this time to rest with my first baklava - oh yeah!!!
From there we meandered through the streets and shops and slowly made our way back to our hotel to collapse for a few hours. Did I mention it was freaking hot!!!
Our evening meal was on our hotel's rooftop in the Herb Garden. The harbor was lit up with lights and a small fountain. Heraklion can't be called a pretty city but in the ...
... then spent 35 years and much of his own money excavating and reconstructing the site. Using concrete and steel to reinforce the old stones he rebuilt many of the more significant buildings in the way he interpreted they had been in Minoan times. The result makes a pile of old stones more interesting to the average tourist and gives you a feel for what Knossos must have been like 4 centuries ago. There are reproductions ...