Hotel Theoni

Address: Malia, Malia, Crete, 700 07, Greece | Hotel
 
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Travel Blogs from Malia

Knossos

A travel blog entry by patelfamily on Jun 07, 2015

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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 ...

Knossos

A travel blog entry by patelfamily on Jun 07, 2015

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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 ...

Day 23 - Heraklion to Pireaus

A travel blog entry by aalljjaamm on May 21, 2015

Up and out for breakfast at Agora: potato and greens omelette, grilled mushrooms, fresh fruit and fresh orange juice. Great breakfast given we were worried we wouldn't find anything other than pastries. Walked to Laura Ashley to but blue and white tiles. Then home to finish packing. Minolas came just before 12 so chatted to ...

Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

A travel blog entry by southernsun on May 21, 2015

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The arrival over Crete was quite spectacular, with steep mountains abruptly rising from the water, some virginal, others very intricately manicured in agricultural endeavour.






Once landed, quite late in the day, I cleared customs using my barely used shiny new British Passport and was officially in Europe. I was now regretting only planning one night here, ...

Heraklion, Crete, 14-16 May 2015

A travel blog entry by mcloughlin on May 17, 2015

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... city is surrounded by a 4.5 km medieval wall, built by the Venetions, parts of which we walked along during our sightseeing. There are 2 museums in Heraklion , one is the Archeological Museum which was partly closed - due to renovations! The other is the historical museum which could have been interesting but we didn't have time for that. We enjoyed Heraklion which was quite different to Athens, because of the large Venetian influence.

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