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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 ...
... a big fish and a long water snake! After that we hired a pedal boat to pedal round the lake. It was fun, but in the centre of the lake it was windy and difficult to pedal. I wanted to swim off the back of the boat, but I was worried it was so deep. I did jump off but then got straight back on the boat. It took about an hour to pedal across the lake and back. ...
... delicious Greek meal. In the afternoon we just wandered along the beach front and saw an old lighthouse. The back streets had lots of jewellery shops, but we did buy anything. We had hoped to get the beach in the afternoon but we ran out of ...
For our first day here we drove to Rethymon, a town along the coast. We parked near a large fort overlooking the sea. Then we walked into town and saw the harbour with a lighthouse. We had a lunch at a fantastic restaurant and tried Cretan pies, which have feta cheese, sundried tomatoes and mint in. They were delicious ...
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