Knossos Beach Bungalows & Suites
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Drycleaning onsite
- Tennis Court
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
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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 ...
... same time. Hence I can sometimes get a couple of days behind in my updates. This is likely to happen after Athens as we are at sea on Friday and Istanbul again on Saturday (very little free wi-fi in Istanbul). I am way behind with photographs. Transferring from my camera to the Mac in the lab is easy. Getting them onto my iPad is not. If I use iTunes I have to use my satellite time. They have to be sent as an email attachment ...
... ate a big lunch of grilled octopus, stuffed calamari, and a variety of Greek dips and bread, drank a bottle of Prosecco, and even had the town's best gelato as a treat to ourselves for making the hike to Oia (so much for burning off all of those calories). We did not torture ourselves to hike back to Fira, there was a public bus that took us :) We met dad & Lisa who had a relaxing day touring the island by boat and bus, and bragged to them all night about our hike!
... 90% humidity, and the fur stores are a plenty…and EMPTY! The jewelry stores are inviting, but we resist. We went into one store – a woodcrafter. The craftsman was in the back working on yet another beautiful piece. He took simple olive wood and turned them into works of art. We found a bowl we liked, not expensive, but thought of lugging it; then we thought of cutting back – so we said no. He did ...